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Robert Daniel Kesicki
March 31, 2023
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Age 90, of Pittsburgh, passed away on March 31, 2023 at his daughter’s home in Erie surrounded by his devoted family. He was born to Leonard Kesicki and Bronislawa (Blanche) Barczak and raised in Natrona, PA. After high school he served in the US Navy for four years during the Korean War and graduated from Gannon University in 1960. He worked as an accountant in Erie and in Dunkirk, NY and served two terms as mayor of Dunkirk before he retired to Pittsburgh. A devout Roman Catholic, he was active in his parishes of Sacred Heart in Erie, Holy Trinity in Dunkirk, and St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. In his latter years he served his church and community as lector at St. Paul Cathedral, Eucharistic minister at Magee Women’s Hospital, treasurer for Birthright of Pittsburgh as well as fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and treasurer of their local council. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Edward, Leonard and George Kesicki and his sister-in-law Henny Adorante. He is dearly missed by his wife of 63 years Carmella Adorante Kesicki, his children Daniel (Marcie) Kesicki, Father Michael Kesicki, Father Timothy Kesicki, SJ, Dr. Mary Theresa McDemott and his son-in-law Stephen McDermott. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew McDermott and Elizabeth McDermott. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Cathedral, 108 North Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh 15213 on Tuesday April 11 at 10:00am and will be livestreamed on the St. Paul Cathedral Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/stpaulpgh. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA or to Gannon University, the Robert D. and Carmella M. Kesicki Endowed Scholarship (www.gannon.edu/give). Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)