Joseph Gerdusky
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11:00 am
Saturday, May 11, 2019
St. Anthony Cemetery
Dundaff Street
Forest City, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Joseph G. Gerdusky

Joseph G. Gerdusky, 84 of Clifford Township, PA, died Sunday night, March 17, 2019 at the Carbondale Nursing Home, Carbondale, PA. He was preceded in death by two wives, the former Florence Swederskis in 1976 and Evelyn Sheare in 2018. 

Born March 12, 1935 in Forest City, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella Slick Gerdusky.

Joe had been employed in highway construction for PennDot and NYSDOT and later worked at Walczak's Lumber in Greenfield Township, PA, until this past summer.

In his younger years, Joe had been a talented athlete and played semi-pro baseball. A veteran of the Air Force, he served in Europe during the Korean War and he had been a member of the American Legion in Forest City. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed summers tending to his garden, and was always up for a game of shuffleboard. 

Joe will be remembered as a hard worker, although quiet by nature, he was very kind and generous. He will be deeply missed by his family. 

He is survived by two step sons: Kevin Sheare of Clifford Township, PA and Darrin Sheare and wife, Lilliam of Carbondale, PA; four grandchildren: Hilary, Evin, Alyssa and Nathan Sheare; two great grandchildren: Joseph Sheare and Joslyn Backe; a nephew: John Gliha; his former wife: Isadora "Liz" Gerdusky.

He was also preceded in death by a sister: Dorothy Gliha.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Forest City, PA.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.

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