Joseph J. "Jo Jo" Kish, age 68, of Port Vue, died November 8, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born February 19, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Helen (Yaga) Kish.
Jo Jo was retired from Port Vue Plumbing, Inc., where he was a plumber and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66. Jo Jo attended Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Church of Liberty Borough. He was a classic car enthusiast and attended many NASCAR races up and down the East Coast. Jo Jo was also a sports fan. He especially enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jo Jo's greatest love was hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his siblings, James H. (Denise) Kish of Wheeling, WV, and David (Sharon) Kish of Port Vue; brother-in-law, Gregory Lombardo of Port Vue; nieces and nephews, Amber (Jacob) Bock, Ashlee Lombardo, Caitlyn (Michael) Mistick, and Jamie (Kelsey) Kish; great nieces and a great nephew; dear friend, Debbie Kish; also many extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jo Jo was also preceded in death by his sister, Marcia Lombardo.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, November 14, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. A blessing service will be held on Tuesday, 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Committal prayers and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery of Port Vue.
Memorial contributions are suggested to West Newton Sportsmen's Stock the Yough, 35 Sportsmans Rd, West Newton, PA 15089.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor
Originally published November 10, 2022.