Raymond C. Merisko, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, and entered the gates of Heaven. He was born on November 4, 1931 in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Rose (Bilski) Merisko. He loved his family; father of James (Cheryl) Merisko of Illinois, Daniel Merisko of Butler, PA and Dianne (Keith) Kuzma of Jefferson Hills, PA; grandfather to Samantha and Joshua Merisko, Dustin Martin, Kaley and Corey Kuzma; great grandfather to Sophia Gonzales.
Ray was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years as a carrier and manager,and served 11 1/2 years in the Naval Reserves. He was the first Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name Church in Duquesne, member of the Men’s Club and taught in the CCD program for 17 years. He proudly served as Grand Knight with the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council #4210, was a coach for Duquesne Little League for 12 years, enjoyed golf, bowling and fishing.
He was preceded in death by parents John and Anna (Regosh) Merisko and son Glenn R. Merisko. He was the brother of Eleanor (Al) Hruska of West Mifflin and the late John (Judy survives) Merisko of Munhall. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Name Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing service will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Everyone please meet at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Special Olympics of Allegheny County.
Originally published April 12, 2021.