Mr. Waida was born Sept. 13, 1940, in Sharon to Emill G. and Clara Pleban Waida.
He was a 1958 graduate of Farrell High School.
Mr. Waida served in the Navy from 1958-61.
He retired from Duferco Corp. in Farrell, where he worked as a foreman for 38 years.
Mr. Waida was an active member of St. Michael’s Church, Greenville, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher and sang in the resurrection and men’s choir.
He was a volunteer Red Coat at UPMC Horizon in Greenville and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds, where he participated in the club’s bowling and golfing leagues.
Mr. Waida was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan.
His wife, the former Diane K. Barry, whom he married May 20, 1967, survives at home.
Surviving are: two daughters, Stephanie T. Wible and her husband Scott, Gloucester, Va.; and Theresa M. Curtician, Greenville; a brother, Thomas Waida and his wife Faith, Fredonia; two sisters, Dolly Bargeilski and her husband Larry, Erie; and Mary Frances Coan and her husband Dennis, Erie; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard Waida and an infant, Robert Waida.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Church Music Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125; or American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.
Edmund F., 73, of 19 21st St., Pymatuning Township.
Calling hours: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (11-20-13) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-68 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors may sign an online guestbook and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiser-jordanfuneralhome.com
Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael’s Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Christopher Barnes, parochial vicar, as celebrant.
Interment: With committal in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Greenville, and military honors rendered by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds.