Edward Russel Aikins, age 58, of Avonmore, died Monday, October 8, 2018. He was born in Latrobe on October 20, 1959 and is the son of the late James E. and May Mertz Aikins. He was employed through and also a member of the Local Union 66 Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operating engineer. His favorite past time was working on and riding his many motorcycles. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Ben Quirk) Aikins of McKeesport; brothers, Jim (Karen) Aikins of Niles, Ohio, Terry (Sheri) Aikins of Roseville, Michigan, Rick (Cat) Aikins of Salina, PA; sisters, Jean (Art) Anthony of Delmont, PA, Sherrie Aikins-Silvis (Jim Silvis) of Emmett, Michigan, Sue Carmel-Aikins of Lancaster, PA; mother of his daughter, Barb Young of Avonmore; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and girlfriend, Wendy Caster.
Services were held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
Originally published October 11, 2018.