Alfred John Meucci

May 27, 1930January 29, 2023
Obituary of Alfred John Meucci
Alfred John Meucci, 92, of Champion, was folded into The Good Lords’ arms on Sunday, January 29, 2023. He was born May 27, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Giovanni Meucci and Rena Pellegrini Meucci, who both immigrated to the United States in the 1920s from Italy. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathryne Kennedy Meucci; his sister Lena Swidarski, of Hudson, OH; his son Michael Meucci and his wife Alexandria Meucci of Sun Valley, ID; his daughter Michele Meucci and her husband John Nichols of Rockwood; his grandchildren, Max Meucci and Olivia Nichols. He was a 1947 graduate of Brentwood High School and enlisted not long after into the United States Air Force. He served our nation from 1947 to 1952 as a flight engineer (part was active duty during the Korean War). He flew many harrowing flights in and out of the Aleutian islands. He learned how to alpine ski while he was stationed in Alaska. He and his buddies would hike up Mt. Alyeska and ski down. He became one of the founding fathers of the Mt. Alyeska ski area. Upon discharge, he returned to PA and asked "where can I ski”? He found his way to Seven Springs and that is where he met his wife, Kathy. They chose to make their living in the mountains and raised their children there. Al bought a tract of land (called Birch Hill) on a handshake and later developed the land where Horseshoe Road is located in Champion. Al became a Professional Certified Ski Instructor and spent many years with the Seven Springs ski school. Al and Kathy owned a retail ski shop called the Ski Haus with locations in Donegal, Mt. Lebanon, and Shady Side from 1964 until 1995. Al was also the Broker of Record for Al Meucci Real Estate from 1973 until 2023. He worked with the PA Conservancy to create the ICV bicycle trail. Al distinguished himself as a local entrepreneur, a great friend, and a person who enjoyed staying active. He was an avid fly fisherman, hunter, dirt bike rider, and in later years a Harley enthusiast. Everyone who knew him considered him a prominent member of our mountain community who touched the lives of all that he met. The mountain has lost a great friend. Hopefully he is in Vail taking a run down Yodler singing “woha.” There will be no viewing or funeral service at this time. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date in the late spring/early summer. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Meucci family.

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