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Francis V. Cieslinski

April 13, 1939 — September 10, 2022

Francis V. Cieslinski, 83, of North Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022.  He was born April 13, 1939, in Natrona Heights a son of the late Leo and Valeria (Zdunkiewicz) Cieslinski.  Francis worked as a Kiln Fireman for AP Green Refractories in Tarentum for 43 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.  Francis is survived by his daughters, Kimberly (Vince) Venturino, of Freeport and Kathleen Cieslinski, of South Heights; grandson, Nicholas Venturino; and by his brother, John (Carol) Cieslinski, of Natrona Heights.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Marie (Szafranski) Cieslinski in 2001; son, Kenneth Cieslinski and by his brother, Leon Cieslinski Celane.  

Services and burial for Francis were private.  Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688.  Contributions in memory of Francis may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa.  15205.  To send an online condolence please visit

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