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Ludwig Joseph Dernoshek

  • On January 23, 2019

Ludwig Joseph Dernoshek, age 79 of McMurray, PA formerly of Houston, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Born on September 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Ludwig “Bill” and Rose Ellen Dernoshek. On June 1, 1963, he married his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Carolyn Cornell Dernoshek who survives. Dear father to Eric Dernoshek, Darci Dernoshek Scarff, and Ryan and his wife Kellie Dernoshek. Cherished grandfather of Jared and Hunter Dernoshek who were his hunting and fishing buddies and Savannah and Brooklyn Scarff who were his sunshine. Loving brother to Warren (Bernie) Dernoshek. He was preceded in death by his son Dr. Darrell J. Dernoshek who passed away on August 2, 2006. He was “Uncle Joe” to a niece (goddaughter)  and several nephews. Joe will also be missed by his adored grand-dogs Zoya, Essie and Cookie.

Joe was most passionate about hunting, the outdoors and spending time with his grandkids who were the loves of his life. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling the world, photography and stamp collecting. Joe was a lifetime member of NRA, Safari Club International Pittsburgh Chapter and Canonsburg Sportsman’s Club. He attended Center Presbyterian Church and was a Mason.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2 PM – 8 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11 AM Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, PA 15317. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow at Oak Spring Cemetery with full military honors.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.pittsburghcremation.com.



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Amy D'Amico
  • Jan 23 2019
Dearest Joe! We shall miss your smile and good natured greetings! You helped your son Ryan remodel our kitchen in 2005 and you worked as if it was your own home! We love you, we respect you and we will miss you! May God welcome you into HIS kingdom and may you rest in the palm of HIS hand....To the surviving Dernoshek families, be proud of "Dad" and "Pap"! He was the best! our sympathies, Ron, Amy & Tony
  • Jan 23 2019
So sorry Ryan ,Kelly, and family. My thoughts and prayers with all of you.
Dana Bradwell and Dave Magdich
  • Jan 23 2019
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, may he Rest In Peace, and will definitely be missed!!
Melissa Doran Mcintyre
  • Jan 23 2019
You are all in my prayers for peace and comfort. Sincerely Melissa Doran Mcintyre
Rosemarie Cisson Clayton
  • Jan 24 2019
My Heart goes out to you Carolyn and to your family. You are all in my prayers.
The Browells
  • Jan 24 2019
To the whole wonderful Dernoshek clan, you have our deepest sympathies. We pray you will find peace in all your great memories. Rhianna, Kiera, and Felicia Browell
Kelly and Cory Rusb
  • Jan 25 2019
So sorry for your loss. May your many good memories continue forever.
Erskine McKenzie
  • Jan 26 2019
Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one But, life must go on and sometimes we have to live for others Just wanted you to know that We are here for support, In whatever way we can!!!Your Brother Erskine and sister Deborrah 🙏🙏
Concha Plaza
  • Jan 26 2019
I do not know what to say, Carol. My heart is broken, again. All my love for you and for the whole Family. “Only the forgotten are truly dead" Joe will always be in our hearts .All my love, Carol. Concha
Frank Strojan
  • Jan 27 2019
Condolences to Joe's family. I intended to come to the visitation and funeral but poor communication and weather interfered with my plans. I have good memories of the times Joe and I spent doing the things we enjoyed. Please keep in touch.