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Joseph A. Malaskovitz

December 23, 1935 - August 31, 2023


Obituary For Joseph A. Malaskovitz

Age 87, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

Beloved husband of 65 years to Marlene (Baney) Malaskovitz; loving father of Karen (Robert) Slater, Joseph (Charlene), Barbara (John) Hultz, Gary (Greg) and Patricia (Mark) Mercurio; cherished grandfather of 15; proud great-grandfather of 12. Joseph served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a Pittsburgh City Firefighter for 27 years. Joe joins our very special granddaughter Jessica who preceded him in death. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday, September 3, 2023 from 3-7 p.m. Funeral prayer on Monday morning at 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Albert the Great Church at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memorials Processing, Memphis, TN 38105. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com

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  • 09/03/2023

    Dear Aunt Marlene, Mary Beth shared the sad news of Uncle Joe's passing. I wish I could be with you, Karen, Joe, Barbara, Gary, and Patricia today to condole with you all personally. Since I am so far away, I will share three memories that I have. First, I remember your wedding sixty-five years ago and realize that I was either five or six years old. It was the first wedding that I can recall attending. Afterwards, at the reception, I was so excited because Grandpap allowed me to work behind the bar washing glasses. It was a day filled with family, one of hundreds that I was fortunate to share with Grandma and Grandpap, my many aunts, uncles, and cousins within the circle of love that is the Baney family. Among those many times together, I always cherished the gatherings on Laclede Street, especially sitting in or near the kitchen as the men talked of work, sports, and life. Uncle Joe shared so much wisdom at those gatherings that has helped guide me through my life. Finally, I wasn't there to witness it, but I recall you telling mom and your sisters that Uncle Joe had named your Christmas tree. They waited, and then you said that he had named it – Jesus Christ. I normally rise at 6:45, so tomorrow I will join you all in prayer as I awake. With my love to the memory of Uncle Joe and to you all, Peter

  • 09/01/2023

    Uncle Joe was my godfather and my favorite uncle. When I was growing-up, he was so nice to me and always made me laugh. With the fondest of memories, Donna (Smith) Gillespie.