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James M. Kiska, 55, of 441 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died Feb. 23, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born July 3, 1956 in Pittsburgh, son of Chester J. Kiska of Portland Mills and the late Margaret A. â€śNancyâ€ť McKelvey Kiska.
Mr. Kiska had resided in St. Marys the past 18 years and had attended Chartiers Valley schools. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1972-1978.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his fiancĂ©e, Patricia Krise of St. Marys; two sisters, Betty Ann Lent of Hopewell, Va., and Mary Jane Kiska of Pittsburgh; and two brothers, Chester Kiska Jr. of Wintersville, Ohio and David J. Kiska of West Palm Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister who died in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for James M. Kiska will be celebrated in the St. Maryâ€™s Church on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemenâ€™s Burial Detail.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.