Carl L. Jurkiewicz, 78, of Belle Vernon, died Tuesday December 28, 2021 in Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital. He was born on February 28, 1943 in Monessen, the son of the late Casimir and Catherine (Dzimiera) Jurkiewicz. Carl grew up in Monessen and was a 1960 graduate of Monessen High School. He received his bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania and his masters degree in education from West Virginia University. Carl retired from the Pittsburgh Public Schools, where he worked as a Principal. He also owned and help operate La Eda's Family Restaurant in Monessen with his wife Gerry for the past 35 years. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Knights of Columbus Council 954, and the Naomi Club. Carl was an avid golfer having enjoyed many rounds of golf with family and good friends. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Geraldine (Pehote) Jurkiewicz, two daughters, Christine (Matthew) Charske of Ashburn, VA, Carla (Brian) Rathway of Belle Vernon; five grandsons, Carl, Anthony, and Nicolas Oyler, Dylan and Preston Rathway; a great granddaughter, Jayde Oyler; a sister, Dolores Krempasky of Monongahela; two brothers-in-law, Joel (Kathy) Pehote of Warren, MI, Nick (Christine) Pehote of Trenton, MI; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law John Krempasky. Friends will be received in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen, on Thursday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held on Friday Dec. 31, 2021 beginning with a Blessing Service at 11:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a 12:00 pm Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Entombment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Research Hospital (stjude.org) 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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