Age 70, after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, of Brentwood, formerly of Knoxville.
Husband of Cathy (Cwikla); beloved father of John (Cynthia) and Chris (Dannette); proud pap of Justin, Courtney (Richard) Brown, Chelsea Hayes, Ellie, Cieara, Camryn (Tony) and Shaine and Daniel Flanagan; great-grandfather of Maddox and Harleigh; brother of Thomas (Sandy) and Karen (Alex) Bright. Also survived by in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the MDS Foundation @www.mds-foundation.org.
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You have left my life, but you are forever in my Heart ❤️ Cath
- Cathy Niespodzianskii
I can not find words to describe the feelings I have for your loss. Over the many years that I've known him, Joe would talk about his family, with smile, and what they meant to him. My thoughts are with all of you.
- Tina Harper
I am still in shock over hearing of Joe's passing. He was my longest friend and confidant while working at HMA. Both you, Kathy, and Joe were such an integral part of my time there. I have so many great memories. The first being I met Joe while waiting for HMA Director to get back from walking her dog on my first day there and the door was locked. He was a wonderful friend, talented graphic designer and great man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of loss. But he lives on in all of our memories and in his children, grandchildren and generations to come. I'll be there Saturday and promise not to get escorted out (joke among Cathy,Joe, and Laurie). Shelley Magnusen
- Shelley Magnusen
Not only my Brother, my Best Friend 😢
- Karen Niespodzianski Bright
We would all like to express our heart felt condolences to the Niespodzianski family. John, as I have gotten to know you over the last few years and the type of person you are; I can't help but think of what an amazing influence on your life your dad must have been and what a wonderful man he was. Heaven is a little richer now as we mourn his passing. Luckily for us here he has left his imprint on the lives of his family and children. May the good Lord fill you with His peace during this time.
- Rudy & Mirtha Gutierrez
Sincere condolences to the Niespodzianski family. We were classmates thru grade school. So sorry for your loss. Steve (Java) Harkay
- Steve Harkay
We were saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. We pray the Lord will comfort you all during this time. Tom, Judy & Sarah Lowman
- Judy Lowman
Deepest condolences to the Niespodzianski family. Thanks for being a great friend and neighbor on Orchard Place to our family. Bill Lee
- Bill Lee
My deepest sympathies to Joe's family. Joe was great to be around and I will hold many fond memories of our working together, specially the early years with the Alumni Assn. I pray he will be in a good place.
- Bernie Komoroski
Cathy, John, Chris, Karen, Tom and the rest of my cousins/family ~ wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I best remember Joe for his dry sense of humor, but that's just one of many fond memories I hold close. Please know you're all in our thoughts, and in our hearts. RIP, Cuz 💜
- Lynn & Sam Tiwari
I was so very sad to hear this news. Joe was my "Big Brother" when I was a freshman at St. Canice H.S. We corresponded from time to time through FB. Last time I had the pleasure of having dinner with Joe, Paul Greeno, and Tina Janeski was in Pgh many years ago and we had a blast. I love you and will miss you my brother.
- Betty (Kunkler)Cesky
I am saddened beyond words. Cathy and family, my heart goes out to you all. Joe was one of a kind and a dear friend to JM and me. Rest in peace Joe.
- Linda Jaworski
Our sympathy to your family. May God comfort you and give you peace.
- Rocky & Linda Sheehan
This was indeed sad news. I know Joe loved our classmates and keeping in touch with us. My sincere sympathies go out to your family.
- Karen (Binki) Budziszewski
Though words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you all at this time. May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness and may you cherished memories bring comfort , lasting peace and surround all of you hearts with much love! Joey was so very special and he brought many hours of joy to my life . I will miss him more than words can say! Fly free Joe and be at peace❤️❤️❤️❤️
- Denise, Bill and Shannon Hink
Deeply saddened by the news of Joe's passing. A truly warm, talented and special friend. He will be sorely missed by many. Joe Negri
- Joe Negri
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend Joe's funeral. But I send my deepest condolences to his family. Joe was a wonderful guy. I have a lot of very happy memories of him. We had some great times with Joe at different music venues. Loved his sense of humor. Lots of laughs with him. He will be sorely missed.
- Judy Fabina
To the Niespodzianski Family, Joe was a fellow member of the St Canice Class of '68 and a good friend. I remember his picture in the '67 Yearbook where he was listed as St Canice's (only?) golfer. He was a huge part of our 50th class reunion in 2018. May he rest in peace and may Perpetual Light shine upon him. Bob and Carolyn Schmitt
- Bob Schmitt
Our deepest sympathy to your family, Joe was a beloved cousin, I have many fond memories of our childhood. May God hold Joe in the palm of his loving hands.
- charlotte & Steve Bigos
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