Joseph E. Sieja Sunday, December 9, 1934 - Friday, August 11, 2017

Joseph E. Sieja, 82, formerly of Tarentum, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Harmar Village Care Center, Harmarville. He was born December 9, 1934 in Tarentum, son of the late Stanley J. and Sophia C. (Vasicek) Sieja. Joseph lived his entire life in the area. He was a Toll Collector for the PA turnpike for 23 years, retiring in 1979. Joseph was a member of Holy Martyr Church, Tarentum and former St. Clement Church; and the Slovak Protection Society, Creighton. He graduated in 1952 from Tarentum High School and was a 10 letterman in football, basketball and baseball. He enjoyed horse racing and especially enjoyed his great great nephew Ian. Survivors include his sister Carol (Matthew) Maskas, Lower Burrell and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Sylvia “Sis” Prazenica and brother Jon S. Sieja. Visitation Monday 11AM in the Duster Funeral Home, Inc. 347 E 10th Ave, Tarentum, 724-224-1526 until the time of Christian Funeral Mass at 1PM in Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum with Rev. Thomas L. Gillespie, MD, officiating. Burial in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Twp. VISIT:

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To Joe's family: you have my sympathy. Joe was my dad's (Fred) roommate before my dad passed away in December. He was a great friend to my dad.  Joe was a kind and wonderful man. My husband and I always enjoyed talking to Joe when we saw my dad. I was honored to have known Joe and he will surely be missed by all who knew him. 

Joe had a great friendship with your dad.  Joe missed fred when your dad passed away.  Joe cherished a picture of him and fred, which I placed in his casket. Thanks for taking time to post a condolence and we too enjoyed talking to your father.  Who knows, they may be chatting over their experiences at the nursing home in heaven.  

One of West Tarentums best, a kind gentle man, you will be missed.

Rest in peace Joey.

Your comment was very well said and many people at the funeral home felt the same way.  God bless you as well.  Thanks for taking time to post a condolence.  

Big Joe,

You were a good friend to us Troopers at the Gibsonia Barracks.  Bob Sobol and I came

to visit you at the Harmar Care Center, and I know you remembered us.  Take care ol'

buddy and some prayers are coming your way.

Big Joe enjoyed the visits from his friends.  Joe would tell me about your visits when I would visit him.  It is wonderful that you stayed friends with Joe all these years.    Thanks for taking time to visit Joe and to post a condolence and thank you for your prayers.