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Joleen M. Bisko

August 10, 1989 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 29)




Joleen M. Bisko, 29, of Ruffsdale, Pa. died Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home. She was born August 10, 1989 in Jeannette, Pa. Daughter of Eric P. Bisko of Ruffsdale, Pa. and Carol A. Dushak of Irwin, Pa. Joleen was a graduate of the Yough Senior High School class of 2007. After graduation, Joleen attended Seton Hill University to further her education. As a child, she played T-ball, softball and was a cheerleader. She attended Smithton Church of the Nazarene. She loved art, hunting, hiking, fishing and being in the outdoors. In high school, Joleen was active in baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball, the jazz band and stage band. She enjoyed cutting grass and was also in a small rock band “Meaning In The Static” during high school. She was an avid motocross rider where she would compete in various races including Latrobe Speedway, Switchback MX and was on her way to being a national amateur competitor. Joleen enjoyed caring for the animals at Critter Country Animal Farm in Smithton, Pa. Here she would care for lions, tigers, ostriches, camels and various other exotic animals from across the world. It brought her much joy to be around them and care for them. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Paul Bisko. She is survived by her father and mother, maternal grandparents Gerald and Carolyn Dushak of West Newton, Pa., paternal grandmother Patricia Kemerer Bisko of Ruffsdale Pa. and significant-other Ron Bukowski of Vanderbilt, Pa., a friend Sherri Martin of Washington, Pa., several aunts and uncles, numerous cousins who loved her and her beloved cat Mia, also known as Kitty. Friends will be received from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 in Madison, Pa. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 10:30 am with the Rev. Michael Beckley officiating. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Denmark Manor in Export, Pa. The family wishes to thank Joleen’s boss’s and friend’s, Rob and Laurie Salvio, at Critter Country for all the time spent with her. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Critter Country Animal Farm 914 Rt 981 Smithton, Pa. 15479 - 724-872-5988 or Latrobe Speedway PO Box 1033 Uniontown, Pa. 15401 – 724-322-0415.






Donations may be made to:

Critter Country Animal Farm
914 Rt. 981, Smithton PA 15479
Tel: 1-724-872-5988

Latrobe Speedway
Po Box 1033, Uniontown PA 15401
Tel: 1-724-322-0415

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