Hilde Peckyno Obituary, Death- He was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1929 to the late Frank Peckyno and the late Sophia Drahobecky.
Mr. Peckyno has lived in the Monessen area his entire life and graduated from Monessen High School in 1947. After completing his undergraduate degree in Education at the University of California, he enrolled at Duquesne. At various times in his life, he had belonged to the American Legion Post 283 in Pacific Palisades, California, the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Belle Vernon, and the American Legion Post 659 in Belle Vernon.
His lodge, the Monessen Elks 773, honored him with Life Membership and he had served as Exulted Ruler before. In addition, he was a former District Deputy Grand Exulted Ruler for Pennsylvania’s Southwest District. Over the course of Mr. Peckyno’s long involvement with the Boy Scouts of America in Monessen, he saw each of his four kids earn the prestigious title of Eagle Scout.
Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance at both the Allenport and Monessen plants, he eventually retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.’s buying department. In 1998, he decided to retire from his job. During the Korean War, he had served with the 724th Railway Operations Battalion of the United States Army Transport Corp in Korea.
This made him a veteran of the war in question.George Peckyno of Marion, OH, is survived by his four sons, Thomas Peckyno of Monessen, Richard Peckyno and wife Hilde of Freehold, NJ, Kenneth Peckyno of Monessen, and Robert Peckyno and wife Laura of Corvallis, OR; and his daughter, Cynthia Palamara of Moon Twp.
Peter and Ann Peckyno from Monessen, John and Ann Peckyno from New Castle, and their familiesHis siblings Frank and Charles Peckyno and his sister Mary Fedarko all predeceased him, as did his wife Jean Kissler Peckyno. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm, and again on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, both at the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc., 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen, PA 15102 (724-684-8750).