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Timothy E. Backstrom

September 5, 1942 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 76)



Timothy E. Backstrom, 76, of Greensburg, Pa., died Thursday, September. 27, 2018 in Greensburg, Pa. He was born September 5, 1942 in West Newton, Pa. Son of the late Richard E. and Sara E. Sweeney Backstrom. Prior to his retirement, Timothy was employed by the former Newcomer Products Co. where he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of the St. Marks Lutheran Church, Arona, Pa. Timothy enjoyed being outside in the garden, tinkering on cars, and riding his tractor. He loved woodworking as well as sight seeing and traveling with the love of his life, Joyce, where they would often make trips to Lancaster. He is survived by his loving wife of 56yrs, Joyce C. Zimmerman Backstrom of Greensburg. One son Scott R. Backstrom and wife Sandra of Latrobe, Pa. One daughter Brenda Rosensteel and husband Doug of Greensburg. One brother Richard W. Backstrom and wife Judith of Leesburg, FL. One sister Joyce Bartlow of Youngwood, Pa. Three Grandchildren; Hannah and Morgan Rosensteel and Isaac Backstrom. A memorial service will take place at 1pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St Marks Lutheran Church, Arona, Pa. with Rev. L. Sam Shiderer officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to either St. Marks Lutheran Church, Po. Box 103, Arona, Pa. 15617 or to Salem Serves c/o, Salem Lutheran Church, 301 E. Pittsburgh St. Delmont, Pa. 15626. Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit



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