Kleber Jay Minich

October 29, 1927 ~ March 29, 2019 (age 91)


Kleber J. “Jay” Minich

of Natrona Heights, PA


Kleber J. Minich, 91, of Natrona Heights, PA passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at home.    

Jay was born in Brookville, PA in 1927 to the late Kleber Jacob and Anna Minich.  He moved to the Campton section of Natrona Heights, PA as a small child.  He was a graduate of Har-Brack High School class of 1945.  “Jay” as he was known, retired from the maintenance department of PPG Industries Creighton Works with 34 years of service. Jay enjoyed working with wood and building materials and constructed the home in which he resided.  He was particularly proud of the kitchen cabinets he constructed in the home.  A lifetime member of Hilltop Hose Co. #3 he served the company in many positions including being a past president and secretary.  Later in life, Jay took up the hobby of beekeeping and served as the president of the Armstrong-Indiana Beekeeper’s Association.  He enjoyed passing the knowledge he learned about beekeeping to a new generation of apiarists. 

Jay is survived by his wife: Lucille Dininger Minich whom he married June 12, 1971; his daughter: Paula (Bob) Mainhart of Florence, KY and his son: Timothy (Connie) Minich of Natrona Heights, PA; his grandchildren: Jason (Ursula) Minich of Ohio, Nathan Minich of Ohio and Victoria (Dan) Haas of Florence, KY; five great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; a brother: Eugene (Helen) Minich of Bethel Park, PA and his sisters: Phyllis Smith of Greenville, PA and Anne (Dave) Faust of Washington, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Kenneth; a son: William and a grandchild: Christopher Mainhart.

As per Jay’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services.  Arrangements are under the care of ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730). For more information please visit

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE TO: Hilltop Hose # 3, PO Box 214, Natrona Heights, PA  15065 or to the Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights, PA 15065

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