John A. Takosky, 84, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born May 21, 1935 to the late Albert and Helen Tarkosky. John started his career as a carpenter in 1954 before being hired by Alcoa, Logan’s Ferry Plant, in 1965. He worked as a supervisor until 1986. In 1988 he managed the Affordable Jewelry Store until he officially retired in 1998. John enjoyed traveling and spending time at his camp in Tionesta, Pa., but most of all, loving his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, Lower Burrell. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Ruth “Toots” Takosky. Survivors include his children, David (Paula) Takosky, of Gilpin Twp., Mark Takosky, of Lower Burrell, and Kimberly Wilmer, of Whitehall; his six grandchildren, Joshua (Crystal) Takosky,of Saxonburg, Jesse (Carrie Deutsch) Takosky, of Gibsonia, Jon (Jill) Takosky, of Dubuque, Iowa, Matthew (Jasmine Tankersley) Takosky, of Roulette, Pa., Kristie (Bob Dietz) Takosky, of Meadville, and Jacob Wilmer, of Whitehall; also his six great grandchildren, Kyra, Kiya, Addison, Leah, Elizabeth, and McKayla; John’s visitation will be privately held by his family. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Saturday at 12:30 PM in St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, Pa. 15068 for the maintenance of the Bell Tower. Arrangements entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, Lower Burrell. (724) 335-6500.
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