Victor J. Bianchi

June 12, 1927 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 94)


Vic Bianchi, originally of Ambridge Pa., passed away September 6, 2021 at age 94. Born in Sewickley, he was the son of Victor Bianchi and Helen (Deegan) Bianchi. He was a father, an educator and an athlete. He attended St. Veronica and later Quaker Valley High School after his family moved to Edgeworth, where he was chosen as an All-State football player. He subsequently attended Westminster College on a football scholarship (becoming captain) after serving at the end of WW II. Vic married Shirley Benson from Meadville, Pa. and they have 5 children together and 68 years of marriage. He taught math and coached sports at the high school level at Conneaut Valley, Coraopolis and Ambridge High Schools for the remainder of his career. In his 8 years at Coraopolis, his teams won 2 WPIAL titles and 3 section crowns. His move to Ambridge Area High School in 1969 earned him twelve playoff visits, and his teams twice played for the WPIAL title over the next seventeen years. He was inducted into both the Beaver County and Ambridge Halls of Fame. He was known as a disciplinarian and dedicated coach and teacher whose demands on his players and students instilled in them the same desire to excel that was in evidence throughout his career. Vic excelled in many areas, but one of his greatest enjoyments may have been the large gardens he cultivated every year that fed his growing family. He coached tennis and was a skilled and competitive player into his eighties, His classrooms were often sites of a random lecture on living a principled life along with equations. He is survived by his wife Shirley, his children, Mary Catherine, Baltimore, Edward and Michael , Fort Lauderdale, Christine , Naples, Florida and Joyce (Kamile) Narine , Alexandria, Virginia,a brother-in-law, Joseph D’ Andrea, as well as seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His only sibling Gloria D’Andrea passed away a year ago September 6,2020. In honor of Victor please plant a tree. BOHN-MATICH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES,INC.,1099 Maplewood Ave.,Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements. A private interment will take place at St James Cemetery, Sewickley.

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