Howard D. Rees, Jr.



Age 71, of South Fayette, formerly of Upper St. Clair, died peacefully on November 3, 2017. Beloved husband of 46 years to Neonei “Nan” (Houlihan) Rees; wonderful father to Michael D. Rees (Allison) of New Canaan, CT, and Matthew D. Rees (Victoria) of London, UK. Loving grandfather of Dylan (11), Alexia (8), Ronan (2) and baby boy he loves who is due January 2018. Howard graduated from Baldwin High School in 1964 and loved attending the reunions every 5 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Edith Rees and his sister Carole (Albert) Goldstrohm. He is survived by his sister Janet (Edward) Stanko and numerous nieces and nephews. A true Pittsburgh romance, he married the love of his life who he met at Isaly’s in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany in 1966. He raised a family in Upper St. Clair and founded Pittsburgh Hydraulic Service in the mid 1980’s. He cherished his time coaching little league baseball and loved to play catch in the yard with his sons and grandchildren. He loved and protected his family above all else. He was most proud of his wife and sons, his military service, and his perfect credit rating. Family and friends received on Sunday from 6-8 PM and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333), where a service will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gallagher Hospice, 1370 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017 or St. Clair Hospital Patient Assistance Fund, 1000 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.