Age 95 of Upper St. Clair, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 8, 1925, son of the late William F. Minnick and Lena (Willstein) Minnick. He was married to his beloved wife for 69 years, Eugenia “Gene” Billings Minnick, who passed away in July 2019. Loving father of William F. Minnick, III (Luann) of Mt. Lebanon, Nancy Leyritz (Michael) of Cincinnati and Mark Minnick (Laura) of Scottsdale, AZ. He was so happy anytime he could be with his cherished grandchildren, Roman Supan (Kelly), Alyssa Leyritz McDonald (Robert), Conor Minnick, Brooke Minnick, the late Joseph Minnick and the late Stephanie Leyritz; great grandsons Hudson, Bennett and Owen and his many nephews, nieces, friends and colleagues. Brother-in-law of Roberta “Bobbie” Holloway (the late Jack). Preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Minnick and sister Dolores Coers. Bud had a long advertising and public relations career, extending over 50 years. He was former owner of W. F. Minnick & Associates, a Pittsburgh-based advertising and public relations agency, serving a wide variety of Pittsburgh-area companies. As a member of the Greatest Generation, Bud volunteered for service at the age of 17 and served proudly for nearly three years during World War II with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. At the end of the War, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned a B.A. degree in Journalism. He was a member of Lodge 45 F&AM, A.A.S.R. Consistory, Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple Shrine, St. Clair Country Club and the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club, where he served as a Director and Public Relations Manager. He was an avid sports fan, long-time Steelers season ticket holder, golfer and reader. His greatest moments were time spent with his family. The family will receive friends at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon (masks and social distancing will be observed). DUE TO COVID-19 capacity restrictions, service and entombment with Military Honors at Queen of Heaven Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to “Mt. Lebanon Lions” c/o Marshall Waddell, Treasurer/ Mt. Lebanon Lions 1735 Theodan Drive/Pittsburgh, PA 15216-1105 or to a charity of your choice.
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