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Leonard Anthony Lovenduski

November 9, 1933 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Leonard Lovenduski Obituary

Leonard Anthony Lovenduski, 90, of Force, PA passed away on January 17, 2024 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys PA after a recent illness. Born November 9, 1933 in Force, PA, he was the son of Peter and Helen (Visneski) Lovenduski.  In the summer of 1958 he met his sweetheart Helen May (Scott) of Weedville, PA at Parker Dam State Park and on June 3, 1961 he and Helen were married at St. Joseph’s Church in Force.   

Len and Helen celebrated 57 devoted years together and were blessed with five children who survive: Sherry (George) Sidelinger of Weedville, Steve of Force, Paul (Kimberly) of Raleigh, NC, Scott (Denise) of Weedville, and Silvia (Richard) Stitt of Vandergrift, PA.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, whom he was very proud of:  Sara, Shawn and Bradley Sidelinger, Morgan and Lucas Lovenduski, Ashley and Kaitlyn Lovenduski, and Kylie and Mikayla Stitt, as well as his great-grandsons Enzo and William.  His great-granddaughter is due to be born in February 2024.  He is also survived by his youngest sister Evelyn, (Abe) Kentoski of Penfield and many nieces and nephews.  His closest caretakers over the past few years were nieces Bernadette Iddings (Goddaughter) and Barb Caggeso and nephew and best buddy, Robbie Iddings. 

Besides his parents and beloved wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers and five  sisters: Chester Kershenski, Vincent “Webb” Lovenduski, William “Zeke” Levenduski, and John Lovenduski, Theophila Benevich, Dolores Lovenduski, Barbara Dallasen, Louise Rhoades, and Bertha Kershenski, who passed away as a child from the flu in 1918. 

Len grew up in Force and attended the Bennetts Valley School, Class of 1952.  In his youth, he loved playing basketball where he earned the nickname “Goose”.  Through the years he was in a bowling league, enjoyed Polka dancing, playing horseshoes, and he played Softball until he was 55 years old.  He served in the US Army from 1956-1958 where he drove supply trucks in Germany.  He worked at Pure Carbon in St. Marys, PA for 45 years before retiring. For a number of his working years he drove the local ATA bus and also worked at Stoker Mines in Penfield.  Leonard was a devout member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force, PA and served as an usher for many years. He was a Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing, making wine, tending his gardens, feeding the birds, and watching “The Price is Right” and “Cowboy Shows”.  He loved spending time with his family and friends at his favorite place, “over the Farm”.  

In Lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, PA, The American Legion of Weedville, PA, or other Bennetts Valley organizations. 

Viewing to be held Sunday January 21, 2024 from 2-5 p.m. and also on Monday from 9-10 a.m. at Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield, PA. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024 at St. Joseph Church in Force with Father Mark Mastrian officiating. 

Military Honors will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley American Legion Post 978 Honor Guard. 

The family will be accepting online condolences at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home website(www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com)

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 21, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Highway
Penfield, PA 15849

Visitation
Monday
January 22, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Highway
Penfield, PA 15849

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
January 22, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
17764 Bennett's Valley Hwy.
Force, PA 15841

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