Former state Representative Tim Pesci dead at age 72

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 29, 2016 11:32 AM


(Freeport) -- Tim Pesci, a former Democratic state representative from western Pennsylvania, has died.

He was 72. 

Pesci died Wednesday in his Freeport home in Armstrong County, according to the Redmond Funeral Home. 

He spent 20 years as the Armstrong County controller before he ran for Pennsylvania's 60th District House seat in a special election to succeed Representative Henry Livengood.

Livengood died in office in 1989. 

Pesci was defeated in the 2000 election by 25-year-old Republican novice, Jeff Coleman, even though the district was 70 percent Democratic by voter registration.  

It included parts of Armstrong and Indiana counties.

The funeral home says there will be no public visitation or funeral at Pesci's request.

He'll be buried in Freeport  Cemetery, near his parents, in a private family funeral.

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