George Yuhasz

George A. Yuhasz, the co-founder and executive vice president of Winchester Industries in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 8, 2024. He was 85 years old.

Born in Pittsburgh on February 9, 1939, Yuhasz was an alumnus of Mt. Lebanon High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering.

Yuhasz and his business partner, Robert (Bob) Weis, who served as the company president, founded Winchester in 1983. Together, they built an exclusive triple-pane replacement program for doors and windows that has served the industry for more than 40 years.

He had an enthusiasm for college football, cheering on his beloved Pitt Panthers, and was also a devoted fan of all Pittsburgh hometown teams, making every Steelers game a family tradition. Additionally, Yuhasz was a longtime member of both Edgewood and BallenIsles country clubs, enjoying over 30 years of golf with friends and family, particularly with his wife Janet and son-in-law Michael.

In a statement from Winchester Industries, company officials said that Yuhasz’s “ambition, hard work, dedication, humor, and admiration for all of the company’s employees is a legacy that friends, family, Winchester employees, and business associates owe so much to, both personally and professionally.” Company officials further credit Winchester’s success to Yuhasz’s unique professional talents and personality.

“George’s spirit and inspiration will continue to lead Winchester well into the future,” the company statement said.

Yuhasz is survived by Janet, his beloved wife of 61 years, his daughters, Susan (Michael) Sugrue, Monica (Bob) Turner, Debra (Wally) Kurth, five granddaughters, a grandson, and great granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held in George’s honor at a later date.

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