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Evelyn "Effie" Telesko

March 30, 1927 — June 1, 2020

Evelyn “Effie” Telesko age 93 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Monday June 1, 2020 in Canonsburg Hospital. She was born March 30, 1927 in Canonsburg a daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Chicarella. Mrs. Telesko was a graduate of Canonsburg High School. Effie had been an executive secretary for the Kusturiss Law Offices in Canonsburg for many years. She was a dedicated member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Canionsburg. On June 27, 1948 she married John ”J.T.”  Telesko who passed away December 20, 2009. Left behind to cherish her memory are her two daughters; Kristine Ann Lorencz of Banning California and Tamara Telesko and her husband David Kaiser of Towaco, NJ, grandchildren, Amanda Lorencz, Matthew and Christopher Kaiser. Effie was the last of her immediate family.

Friends and family are welcome from 11am until noon, the time of service, Thursday June 4, 2020 in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church 601 Boone Avenue Canonsburg with Reverend John Joseph Kotalik officiating.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic those attending need to wear a mask and stay at least six feet apart.  Interment will follow at 2pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike St Canonsburg 724-745-8120.  To view or extend condolences please visit

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