Andy Viscuso

Andrew J. Viscuso, 86, husband of Helen M. (Geigus) Viscuso, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Coatesville VA Medical Center.

Born in Phoenixville, PA, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Frances (Brignola) Viscuso. Andy attended Phoenixville Schools, and he earned his Associates Degree from the Pottstown Business School.

He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and was a POW for two and a half years from October 23, 1950 until August 31, 1953. He returned to the Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, where he was a patient for one year. He was the Recipient of the Purple Heart, Korean Presidential Medal, Korean POW Medal and the United Nations Medal. He was a member of the National Ex-POW Chapter.

He worked as a Technician for the Williams Company and after 29 years of service, he later worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical in the Sales Department for 5 years. He was an original member of St. Basil The Great Catholic Church in Kimberton, where he served as Head Usher, and a member of the new church Building Committee. He was President and Vice President of Tyrone Farms Civic Association, and earned his merit award from the association in 1965. He was the Charlestown Township Auditor for 14 1/2 years, and was the Charlestown Tax Collector for 20 years. He was a Fourth Degree member of The Knights of Columbus St. Basil Council, and a member of Malvern Retreat League.

Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Thomas J. Viscuso and wife Linda of Emmaus, PA, and Gregg S. Viscuso and wife Joan of Downingtown, PA; daughters, Jayne A. Scamuffa and husband James of Coatesville, PA, and Carol L. Usnik and husband Timothy of Georgia; nine grandchildren, and a brother, Nicholas Viscuso and wife Judy. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dominick Viscuso, and sisters, Raffealla Savastana and Mary Yanetta.

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