Valentine W. Kruszka, Jr., 99, of West Miffflin, died Feb. 21, 2019. He is the husband of the late Mary (Byrtus) Kruszka. He is survived by his daughters Pat (Larry) Pierce of Liberty Boro and Sandy (Bob) Watson of Jefferson Hills; sons David Kruszka of Glassport, Alan Kruszka of West Mifflin and Val Kruszka of Greenock; grandchildren Lisa, Kenneth and Bryan Pierce, Nancy Szinai, Kimberly Kruszka, Billy Valiquette and Marcy Templeton; sister Wanda Buri and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughters Andrea Teoli and Ginny Dzara. Val was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; American Legion and Polish Club in Bentleville and the Italian Club. He served in the US Army WWII, where he was a prisoner of war. He served in the Battles at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes. He received the Good Conduct Medal European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Sun. from Noon to 4. A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at St. Hedwig Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Originally published February 22, 2019.