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WCHA saddened by board member’s death

It is with great sadness that the Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) announces the death of Alvin M. Ansani, vice president of the WCHA Board of Commissioners, who passed away on March 14, 2020, at the age of 79.

“Al was a community leader, a caring father and husband to his family,” said WCHA Board President Daniel J. Wukich. “Al was always attempting to do the best for all the activities in which he became engaged.”

Mr. Wukich added, “He was a good friend, one that I could count on. I will miss Al very much. He did his best always.”

Board Treasurer Norene Price, who had served with Mr. Ansani for the past five years, stated, “Mr. Ansani was a kind, thoughtful and insightful board member of WCHA. Mr. Ansani will be missed. My Prayers and condolences go to the Ansani family members and friends.”

Service to his community was a hallmark of Mr. Ansani’s life. He taught school at Perry High School for 36 year, teaching biology and then serving as guidance counselor, activities coordinator and coach. He had also worked as a guidance counselor at the Community College of Allegheny County, and coached many youth teams in the New Kensington area over the years.

Mr. Ansani had also served on numbers of boards and councils, including the WCHA Board of Commissioners for more than 15 years.

“Al was truly a gentleman. A pillar in his community, a great father, husband, grandfather and friend,” said WCHA Executive Director Michael L. Washowich. “His unwavering guidance and support will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to his entire family from his WCHA family.”

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