Francis Edward “Curly” Metz, 89, of Unity Township, died Friday, February 14, 2020 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born November 13, 1930 in Whitney, a son of the late Louis A. Sr. and Katherine M. (Stas) Metz. Prior to retirement Curly was a mechanic at the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County and had served with the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, Hostetter Slovak Club and Bethany United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp, watching old westerns and listening to country music. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis A. Jr. and Arthur R. Metz, Sr., and a sister, Dorothy J. Stoner. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patty L. (Austraw) Metz, sons, David A. Metz (Connie) of Latrobe, John E. Metz (Kim) of Ellicott City, MD, and Richard P. Metz (Tobi) of College Station, TX, daughter, Darlene R. Metz Vargulish of Woonsocket, RI, nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Wege, Carrie Ridilla, Adam Vargulish, Josh Vargulish, Tim (Melissa) Vargulish, Katie Metz, Erik Metz, Asa Ellis Metz, and Harlan Ellis Metz, 3 great grand-children, Christian, Owen and Jackson, sisters Evelyn Metz Nemcheck and Shirley Metz Duffy both of Latrobe, and several nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be missed greatly. Friends will be received from 2 TO 4 and 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity where funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday with The Rev. Les Hutchins, Jr. officiating.
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