Westmoreland Co. Cancer Survivor Who Beat Coronavirus Dies

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (KDKA) – A three-time cancer survivor from Westmoreland County who beat coronavirus after a 75-day hospital stay has sadly died.


KDKA’s Pam Surano talked to 69-year-old Fred Szoch after he walked out UPMC St. Margaret last month and went home to Lower Burrell.


He was placed in a medically induced coma as his body battled coronavirus. He spent 21 days on a ventilator.


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Last weekend, he went back to the hospital, and his family learned his cancer had returned.


He passed away on Wednesday.