William Robert Olesko

July 8, 1944 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 75)


William Robert Olesko age 75 of Tower Hill 1, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.  He was born July 8, 1944 in Republic, PA, a son of Andrew E. and Elsie E. (Winterhalter) Olesko.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Eleanor Kopacko (April/2020) his brother George Olesko (January/2003).

He was a member of the former parish of the Church of Madonna of Czestochowa, Cardale, PA. He retired as a welder/ painter from E. W. Bowman, Inc.  In his spare time you would often find Bill helping a neighbor with their lawn mower or anything else that needed fixed. But most of all he enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of  52 years, Marilyn Kay McGaw Olesko;  children: William Robert Olesko, II and his wife, Angela of Tower Hill 1 and Tricia Leigh Olesko of Uniontown; grandchildren: Brittany Skinner and her husband Ronnie, Kyler Clark, Caleb Olesko, Addison  Olesko, Aubrey Olesko; brothers and sisters Arlene Shipley of Roscoe, Kathleen Dendor and husband Paul of Alexandria, VA, Andrew Olesko Jr. and wife Joyce of Thompson #1, James Olesko of Thompson #1, Albert Olesko and wife Joann of Republic.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-8 pm. Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Kish Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion Street, Republic, PA. Special precautions will be taken to adhere to the COVID-19 Virus guidelines but will not limit one’s ability to pay respects. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Jason Lamer, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, PA.

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May 29, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

Funeral Service
May 30, 2020

10:00 AM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

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