Raymond A. Cielieska died peacefully on June 30, 2021 at Riverside Care Center, McKeesport, Pa.
He was a resident of Glassport, PA for 65 years. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 56 years, Julia Cielieska (Hruska). He is survived by his only son, Ronald R. Cielieska (Christine) of Houston TX and his last remaining brother, Walter Cieleska of White Oak, Pa.
Ray was employed by Swoager Heating for 35 yrs as a contractor and was also self-employed until his retirement. Ray and Julia were avid travelers following their retirements and traveled throughout Western Europe, Hawaii and on several cruises, including a memorable one through the Panama Canal.
An enthusiastic ice hockey t fan, Ray and his wife were enthusiastic supporters of the Pittsburgh Penguins and members of the Penguins Booster Club, traveling with the club to many away games. They also were volunteers during the Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix.
A lifelong Catholic, Ray was an usher for many years at St. Cecilia’s and St. Martin de Tours.
The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the staff and care givers of Community Life and also, to Riverside Care Center. They both gave him the care and comfort he required during his last few months until his passing.
For those who wish to pay respects, the viewing will be held at Wojociechowski Funeral Home on Friday, July 9 from 9 -10 AM, Glassport, PA. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Queen of the Rosary Catholic Parish Glassport, PA. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vu, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Alzheimer’s Association in Ray and Julia Cielieska’s name.