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Joseph Raymond Karnuta

  • On October 7, 2020

Joseph Raymond Karnuta, age 89, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on October 3, 2020. Born on November 24, 1930 in Cleveland, OH, the only child of Doris (Pattison) and Joseph Karnuta, Joe is survived by his wife of sixty five years, Patricia, children Tom (Karen) of Salida, Colorado, Nancy Triscuit (Todd) of Cranberry Twp,  Daniel (Karen) of Fairview, Texas, and Beth Malik (Dale) of Atlanta, Georgia. Joe was also the cherished grandfather of Aly Toth (Jake), Lanie Greenbaum (Jake), Kyle and Mac Karnuta, and Aaron Karnuta, as well as the loving great-grandfather of Teagan and Riley Toth. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Joe served as a corporal in the U.S. Army where he was a medic during the Korean conflict and was awarded the Occupation Medal (Germany) and the National Defense Service Medal. Joe had a long and successful career with Deluxe Check Printers, Inc. starting as an apprentice printer in the Cleveland, Ohio plant and rising to the level of plant supervisor in Pittsburgh where he helped to open the office in 1966. Joe’s hobbies revolved around his children and included coaching baseball, football, hockey and soccer, and teaching/playing golf with his sons and in the church league. Joe was a skilled woodworker and photographer in addition to his main roles as a great husband and father. Joe will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A private burial will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN where a memorial page has been created for Joe. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Karen Karnuta
  • Oct 15 2020
From the first moment I met you and Pat, I fell in love with your family. I can’t imagine anyone having a better father-in-law than me and my children adored their papa joe beyond measure. You are already missed and will always be cherished in this earth. You left an amazing legacy
Dianne Richardson
  • Oct 15 2020
Joe was. A great guy. I am sorry for your loss.
Heather Page
  • Oct 17 2020
Dear Pat and family, My deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. The gift of his (and Pat's) friendship with my parents has meant so much to them over the years. Joe's superpower was his ability to put a smile on both of my parent's faces and my dad enjoyed nothing more than joking around with him. I'm so grateful for those memories because they fill my heart during this sad time. Know we are here for you to lend a shoulder if you need us. Much love to you all
Josie and Jack Harmon
  • Oct 18 2020
A cherished friend and neighbor. We will miss Joe dearly. Our hearts and love go out to Pat and their wonderful family.
Lori Jeter
  • Oct 26 2020
Beth, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. It sounds like your father had a full and happy life.
shirley slick
  • Dec 6 2020
joe and pat were my high school favorite friends I know how Pat will miss him Heaven will be his new home I grieve with you Pat Love Shirl