Pittsburgh

Peters Township

Pittsburgh

Peters Township

Irene “Taffy” Ventura

Irene “Taffy” Ventura, age 89, of Bridgeville, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2018.

Daughter of the late Anna and Zigmond Kozikowski. Beloved wife of the late John J. Ventura. Loving mother of Paul Ventura, Vicki (Bill) Tomastik, and Peter (Lois) Ventura. Cherished grandmother of Mark and Adam Tomastik. Adored sister of Mitch (Cheryl) Kozikowski. She was preceeded in death by her son, David Ventura and her siblings Walter and Stanley Kozikowski. Also blessed with many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

She had been an active member at St. Winifred Church and was a member of the Ladies’ Guild. She most treasured her time with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Winifred Food Pantry, 550 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 or a charity of choice.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 2pm until the time of service at 6pm at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

Burial will take place privately at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

8 Condolences

  1. David & Christine Keener on April 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Sorry to hear about Your Mother. Our thoughts & Prayers are with You.



  2. Nick Sirianni on April 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Mitch – I am sorry to read of the passing of Taffy. She was always very kind to me and I always felt good after talking with her when I would see her in different places. Donna also liked Taffy very much. My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Nick Sirianni



  3. Rick and bee on April 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    We are sorry to hear about your mom . our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .love you guys .Rick bee ben and Katy



  4. Pat Schaeffer on April 8, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Vicki and Family….
    Sorry to read of Irene’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and special to me. I am blessed to have known her.
    My deepest sympathy . Rest in peace beautiful lady.

    Pat Schaeffer
    Macy’s, Ester Lauder (retired)



  5. Carol J Boehm on April 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Vicki and Pete and Ventura family: I was saddened to read of the passing of your mother. I know these past few years have been very difficult for her and now she make take comfort in being with the Lord and the loved ones who have gone before her. I regret I will not be able to attend tomorrow but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you an easy heart knowing her suffering has come to an end and she will share in the Eternal Glory of God. Peace be to all!



  6. Sunshine Boys on April 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.
    And we sing to Irene..

    Sunshine Boys



  7. Colleen g on April 12, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Denise sorry for the loss of your aunt I’m sure she will be watching over you and hanging out with your mom and dad.



  8. Betty Jane and Bob Klein on April 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    This message is from Betty Jane and Bob Klein, son of Josephine Slesinski Klein and Lewis Klein. We are so sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. I am proud to say I was an usher in Irene and John’s wedding. We have lived away from Pittsburgh a long time, we live in Ohio, but still remember family.
    Our deepest sympathy.



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