C. Leonard Holizna
1932 - 2020
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C. Leonard Holizna, 88, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Arnold, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born March 27, 1932, in Arnold, to the late Michael and Anna Skacal Holizna, and had been a life resident of the local area. A master machinist, he worked at Shop 32 at Alcoa for 33 years and then was maintenance supervisor for PPG Industries in Allison Park and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, and a life member of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 41, where he held various offices as secretary. He was also assistant Scoutmaster for Troup 556 in Lower Burrell for many years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joan Garbinski Holizna; sons, Eric (Kimberly) Holizna, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Michael (Judy) Holizna, of Allegheny Township; grandchildren, Clayton, Miranda, Elena and Alexis Holizna and Nicole (Chris) Couch; great-grandchild, Josiah Couch; and brother-in-law, Jack (Joan) Garbinski , of Syracuse, N.Y. Christian funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lower Burrell. Arrangements are by the RUSIEWICZ FAMILY OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Arnold and Lower Burrell. Please wear masks and follow guidelines. www.RusiewiczFH.com.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Nov. 18, 2020.
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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
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January 7, 2021
My condolences to the Holizna family. I worked with Len at PPG. I can honestly say he was one the nicest, most positive people I’ve had the pleasure knowing. Len made everyone’s day better.
Denise Benzenhoefer from PPG
December 1, 2020
Joe and I were so sorry to learn of Leonard’s passing. Not long ago I had the nicest chat with him about historical events in New Kensington. He was always such a nice person. Our condolences to Joan and family. Love, Cousin Joey and Dorinda
Dorinda Sheveck
November 21, 2020
We will miss Grandpap dearly. You were a wonderful and beloved "Grandpap". The many sporting events, Clay's golf tournaments, Miranda's soccer games, Elena's dance recitals. He always had a word of wisdom, or encouragement. Friends and neighbors will miss you at all of the parties and gatherings . "He was such a nice man, I really enjoyed talking to him at your parties", many have said. We know you will be looking down with a smile on future graduations, weddings and gatherings. You lived a life full of love. We are sad today; but know you are still with us always. Love Eric, Kim, Clay, Miranda, Elena.
Kim Holizna
November 20, 2020
Uncle Leonard -- you will be greatly missed, but we know you are up there having a beer with Joe.!
You brightened each one of our lives in your very special way.
We love you!
Karin, Maurice and Devon Sheehy
November 20, 2020
We will miss you dearly grandpap. You had a life well lived. We will treasure all of the time you spent with the family and all of the many sporting events, recitals, graduations and parties you shared with us. We know you are happy now in heaven. This photo made us smile so we thought we would share. Love Eric, Kim, Clay, Miranda, and Elena Holizna.
Karin, Maurice and Devon Sheehy
November 18, 2020
Deepest sympathy, Joan and family. So very sorry for your loss. May you all be comforted and many blessings at this difficult time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers with love. God’s peace and may Leonard Rest In Peace.

Betty Foryt, Becky Foryt Johnston, and Keith Johnston
Becky Foryt Johnston
November 18, 2020
Mrs. Holizna so sorry and my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. I always loved seeing you guys along with the Grzbacks at St. Marys especially at the Marriage Day luncheons. Wishing you comfort and peace of heart. Debbi Brzozowski Askin
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