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Joseph R. Kocinski

December 20, 1925 - July 06, 2022


Obituary For Joseph R. Kocinski

Age 96, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, of Pittsburgh.

Beloved husband of 68 years to the late Irene Kocinski; loving father of Janet (Dave) Bruce and Ken Kocinski; proud grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather of Vanessa (Tyler & Gavin) Thomas, Derek (Kak, Mia & Kai) Smarsh, Jesse (Marisa, Riley) Smarsh, Shea Kocinski, Lisa (Kurt, Nathan, Kara & Myles) Bruce and Kim (Justin, Eliza, Courtney, Meghan & Julia) Bruce; brother of Bernice (Frank) Simonetti, Ralph (Judy) Kocinski, Roseanne (Daniel) Fowler, Richard (Barbara) Kocinski and the late Dolores (Bernard) Ciechanowski, Alice (James) Smith, Regis Kocinski and George Kocinski. Joe was loved by several in-laws, nieces, nephews and close friends. He was a devoted member of St. Sylvester’s and a recipient of community service awards. Joe loved sports, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Friday morning at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to Amedisys Hospice, 480 Johnson Road, Suite 230, Washington, PA 15301.

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  • 07/12/2022

    I will miss Uncle Joe. He was always ready to greet me with a big hug and a huge smile. He loved milk chocolate and not the dark Chocolate. Fortunately, Aunt Irene loved the Dark Chocolate. I didn't know that and bought him a box of dark chocolates for Christmas! Aunt Irene told me that he was so happy to get chocolates, but when he opened them up, he said to her, "here Irene, these are for you". At least Aunt Irene was happy about it. I never made that mistake again, and the next year, he got a huge box of milk chocolates to make up for the ones he didn't get! I'll remember you always, Uncle Joe. Love, your niece, Debbie