Anthony R. Sedmak

  • December 5, 2012

Anthony R. Sedmak

Cooper Industries retiree served in U.S. Army

Anthony R. Sedmak, 84, of Canonsburg, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, with his family by his side.

He was born October 18, 1928, in Strabane, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Kern Sedmak.

Mr. Sedmak served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

He lived his entire life in the Strabane and Canonsburg areas, where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by the former Cooper Industries in Canonsburg.

Mr. Sedmak was a member of SNPJ Lodge 138 and KSKJ Lodge 153, both in Strabane.

He enjoyed gardening and grass cutting.

On August 7, 1954, he married Connie Ortuso, who died June 2, 2008.

Surviving are a son, Joseph A. (Karen) Sedmak of Houston; two daughters, Deborah Sedmak of Canonsburg and Melina (Brian) Nvicki of Bethel Park; four grandchildren, Kristen (Michael Imbrogno) Sedmak, Heather (Brian) Bielenberg, Jennifer Ackerman and Brian Novicki; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the last of his immediate family.

Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are two sisters, Mary and Justine Sedmak, and three brothers, Frank, Andrew and Joseph Sedmak.

Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, December 8, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Canonsburg. Full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 902 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 combined honor guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research. To view or extend condolences, please visit


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