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Joseph P. Runski

March 17, 1960 — October 15, 2019

Joseph P. Runski, 59, of New Kensington, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his home. He was born March 17, 1960, in New Kensington to the late John and Amelia Ross Runski. Joe worked as a brick layer at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge for the past 28 years. He was a member of St. Mary Czestochowa R.C. Church in New Kensington. Joe enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his fiance', Jennifer VanHorn; children, Shane (Sara) Runski and Kailee Villella ; grandchildren, Jeremy, Madden and Kyra; brothers, Ronald (Laura Lynn) Runski, John Runski and Walter Runski; sister, Marcia (Richard) Bates; Jennifer's family; daughters, Jessica VanHorn and her children, Baileigh Matsiz and Madison Miller, the late Courtney VanHorn and her children, Riley Wilson and Mila VanHorn, Kelsey McDade and Ciara McDade; Jennifer's mother and sister, Marlene Gerdes and Rachel (Tim) Kitzke; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Runski.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Hankey Cemetery, Murrysville. Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. To send an online condolence please visit

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hankey Cemetery, Murrysville

802 10th Avenue, Brackenridge, PA 15014

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