Leonard J. Huska, 83, of Hyde Park, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in The Orchards of Saxonburg.
A son of the late Stephan L. Huska and Teresa E. (Fazekas) Huska, he was born on December 29, 1936 in Hyde Park, PA.
In 1955, Leonard graduated from Leechburg Area High School, where he sang in the choir. He had been employed by the Hyde Park Foundry as a molder for 17 years. Although he retired from Allegheny Ludlum in Bagdad after 27 years as an operator of the water waste treatment plant in 1999. Leonard was of the Catholic faith. His memberships included the Hyde Park Volunteer Fire Co., the Parks Township Slovak Club, and the Fryburg Sportsman’s Club.
Leonard had a heart of gold and helped anyone in need. He wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion and was proud of his Slovak heritage. His leisure activities and favorite pastimes involved watching his grandson play football for Ford City and Slippery Rock, being an avid Steeler, Pitt and Kiski Area football fan, playing the harmonica, telling jokes, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, stamp and coin collecting. Most of his retirement time was spent at his camp in Forest County.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marian L. (Hansen) Huska of Hyde Park; two sons, Kevin Huska of North Apollo, Daniel Huska (Dana) of Natrona Heights; two grandchildren, Shawna Talmage Varatto of Allegheny Township, Andrew Huska of Sharpsville; two brothers, Ben Huska of Rural Valley, Paul Huska of Hyde Park; two sisters, Julia Dosch of Hyde Park, Sylvia Oswald (Richard) of Wheeling, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Roberta Huska; and a brother, Stephan “Lutz” Huska.
The Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) is assisting the Huska family with all private funeral arrangements.
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