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Joseph A. Cendroski

April 7, 1944 — October 15, 2023

White Oak

Joseph A. "Joe" Cendroski, 79 of White Oak, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2023 at home. Joe was born in Glassport on April 7, 1944 and was the son to the late Stephen and Nancy (Kolodziej) Cendroski.  He was a graduate of Glassport High School and lived most of his life in Glassport, working many years for Copperweld and Yarborough Construction. He married the love of his life, Donna Ward, in February of 1966 and has celebrated 57 years together. An avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar fan, a long time member of the Polish National Alliance, a quick wit, and a great protector of all that he loved - he was man of amazing strength and resilience who fought back after a devastating stroke in 2011. While he was never able to walk again, he adapted to his new life so that he could see his beloved grandchildren grow up. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Cendroski, who cared for him with unwavering loyalty and strength during the last 12 years of his life. His daughters, Denise (Pat) Giannattasio of Greensburg, and Jeannette (Anil) Kamath of Pewaukee, WI; granddaughter, Aubrey (Scott) Giannattasio of Greensburg; grandson, Nathan Kamath of Pewaukee, WI; sister, Regina Wickdal of White Oak, and his brother, Gerald (Marcy) Cendroski of Tempe, AZ. In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Michalski, and his brother, Thomas Cendroski. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Drew J. Gilbert, director. Friends are welcome to the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish - Queen of the Rosary Church - 530 Michigan Ave. Glassport, PA 15045. Immediately following the Mass, the family is hosting a Celebration of Life at the Polish National Alliance - 542 Indiana Ave. Glassport, PA 15045. Condolences can be made online at

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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Queen of the Rosary Church

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