Peter J. Pesanski, 83, of Tarentum, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the H.J. Heinz Progressive Care Center, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 16, 1927, in Natrona, he was the son of the late Henry J. and A. Josephine (Boehm) Pesanski. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a private first class in Tank Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division as a tank crewman. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Mr. Pesanski was employed as a mechanic at several local Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealerships until his retirement. He lived in Tarentum for his entire life and was a member of the Holy Martyrs Church in Tarentum. He married Elizabeth Jean Juliano in May 1953. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 226 in Brackenridge, enjoyed playing cards and visiting with his children.
In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen A. (Pesanski) Stetts;
a brother, John Henry "Jack" Pesanski;
and a sister, Anna Marie "Sis" Greiner.
He is survived by five children, Pamela Cromer and Gregory (Tracy) Pesanski, of Brackenridge, Jeffrey Pesanski and Ercole (Amy) Moretti, of Tarentum, and Michael (Billie) Pesanski, of Cheswick; also survived by 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his friends, Anna and Timothy Metzler; and his cat, Monkey. "Cremations with care." Arrangements were private and were handled by the ELMER L. HERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 5204 Second Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207. 412-521-2768.
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