Jacob X. Senediak
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Jacob Xavier Senediak has passed away. He lived more in his six years than many of us live in 20. He was always in a hurry to have fun with his loving parents, Mark Senediak and Stacey Chick; with the big brother, Zackery, who he adored and emulated; with his beloved kitties; and with the many, many family members and friends whose hearts Jacob captured. Jacob loved to hit baseballs, play hockey, swim, run, dance, sing (especially "We Are The Champions" and "Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night"), and, more telling, show love to friends and family members who needed some help or a hand. He shared his blankets with those who were cold and brought his teddy bears and slippers to those that needed comfort. Jacob loved to travel, including to his favorite places, Ocean City, Md., Niagara Falls, Harpers Ferry, and seven trips to Walt Disney World. Jacob loved visiting the Carnegie Science Center and had a scientific mind. Jacob loved animals so much and wanted to be a veterinarian. Jacob's favorite movie was Sonic the Hedgehog, and like Sonic, Jacob lived his best life on Earth. When he set his mind on doing something, he set about it with uncommon energy, focus, intelligence, toughness and stubborn intensity, including his year-long battle with the deadly disease that took him from us. Jacob's fight included forging new paths in the fight against cancer that will save lives. Jacob's courage was truly unbelievable, and will remain an inspiration to all who experienced it or heard it told. As astonishing was the concern that Jacob displayed to other children who were in the same fight. Jacob would want to be remembered as an incredible baseball player, routinely hitting the cover off of the ball; a burgeoning hockey player; a loving companion to his kitties, Mary, Jack, Abigail, Simba, Peso and Eddie; a highly-skilled Smash Brothers Nintendo player; and a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Jacob was a member of the Bethel Park Church baseball league and Little Pens Hockey League, had attended KinderCare in downtown Pittsburgh and Mt. Lebanon, and was a first-grader at Howe Elementary in Mt. Lebanon. Jacob will forever live in the hearts of his parents, Stacey Chick and Mark Senediak; his brother, Zackery; his grandparents, Pete and Debbie Chick, Jeannie Senediak, and John Senediak; his uncles, John M. Senediak and James Beckman; aunts, Hillary MacArthur-Senediak and Maria Beckman; honorary aunt, Kimberly Schevtchuk; and his cousins, Hailey and Connor MacArthur Senediak. Jacob joins his grandmother, Barbara (Palovich) Chick; and great-grandfather, Joseph Koczwara in Heaven. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations for Jacob's medical and final expenses, the remainder of which will be donated to support research for a DIPG cure. https://gofund.me/0dc48f8c. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, facial masking and social distancing will be required and observed. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Township (412-563-2800). www.slaterfuneral.com.

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Published in Triblive Online Only from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
Dear Mark, Stacey and Zach, my heart aches for each of you, tho there are prayers for God’s peace and comfort during these most difficult times. January 4th is now Jacob’s Heavenly Birthday, he is with God and all the angels now and Jacob will forever be your special Guardian Angel!

In His Love,

Jean Beckman

Jean Beckman
Family
January 13, 2021
Pete and Debbie: We are SO sorry for your loss. Jacob was such a cute special boy and loved by so many. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We wish we could be with you for his funeral. Lots of hugs and lots of Love! We miss you. Arlene, Brenda, and Barton
Brenda Faist
Friend
January 13, 2021
Maria, Prayers to you and your family!
Love, Pamela Smithberger-Jay
Pamela Jay
Friend
January 13, 2021
Pete and family: my condolences in the loss of Jacob. By reading his obituary he was a remarkable young man. God must need him in heaven. My prayers are with you. God bless all of you.
Matt Giambattista
Friend
January 12, 2021
What an impressive little man. What a blessing he graced us with his presence. My deepest condolences.
Melissa Kraynick
Teacher
January 8, 2021
Mark & Stacey - please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your son Jacob. While we never met him, he sounds like an amazing child who made everyone's lives better for simply knowing him. We hope the memories of happy times spent over the past several years helps to ease some of the pain you are feeling now.

Mike & Carol Vallo
Michael Vallo
Coworker
January 8, 2021
We are sorry for your loss. We know you put up a good fight. We are friends of Pete and Debbie.
Bruce Brungard
Family Friend
January 8, 2021
I am so truly sorry for your loss. Both Jacob and your family have been on my prayer list for sometime. I am so sorry for your pain.
Jacob sounds like an amazing child. There is no doubt that he is with our Lord and pain-free. May God comfort you all in your time of mourning.
Lisa Yacoviello
Coworker
January 8, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Tom Stockhausen
Friend
January 8, 2021
The Bouvy family will always have fond memories of seeing Zack and Jake zipping down the front yard in their big wheels and bikes, and finding whiffle balls in our yard that were smashed over the hedges by your little man. His loving personality will be sorely missed, and his gentle soul will forever be with us.
Pete Bouvy
Friend
January 8, 2021
Senediak Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Jacob was a wonderful young man who was an inspiration to all. I have wonderful memories of working with Jacob on the ice last winter in the Little Pens Program. He was such a great student of the game and a great listener. We share in your sadness and wish your family peace in the coming weeks and months.

Bryan and Alina Markovitz and family.
Bryan Markovitz
Family Friend
January 10, 2021
Though I do not know you I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. My heart is broken for you on the loss of your beautiful precious sweet baby boy. DIPG is the worst. Know there are many thoughts and prayers with you and will continue to be. With love hugs and prayers
A Greensburg mom
Daughter
January 10, 2021
Joseph and I were so terribly sorry for your loss. We are praying and thinking if you.
Germaine Valentine
Family
January 9, 2021
Stacey, I am sorry to hear of Jacob's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I wish I could type the right words to ease your pain. Sincerely, Steve
Steven Silverman
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