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John Keith Agostinelli

December 27, 1956 — January 9, 2023

John Keith Agostinelli, age 66 of Waynesburg, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully at 11:11pm, Monday, January 9, 2023, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, with his family and friends by his side. He was born December 27, 1956, in Washington, a son of Ann B. Arbogast Agostinelli and the late John B. Agostinelli of Canonsburg. John was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School class of 1974. He received a Bachelor of Science & Industrial Technology at PennWest California, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Product Development at WVU. John received a certificate from FEMA Emergency Management Institute, and a Master Naturalist Environmental Science from the University of Florida. He was a self-employed contractor and a master craftsman. John enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid motorcyclist, gunsmith, member of the NRA.  Most of all “Pappy” enjoyed the time with his beloved grandchildren, Robbie and Lexi “Peanut” Baker of Waynesburg. John spent countless hours giving back to the community and mentoring those in need.  He was a beloved Pappy, Friend, Brother & Son. Left behind to cherish his memory in addition to his mother & grandchildren, are his sisters, Janette Heitmeier and her husband Donald of Hobe Sound, Florida, Judi Agostinelli and her husband Lou Pietosi of North Strabane Twp., and Denise Utz and her husband Howard of Wichita, Kansas, his niece, Amanda Honsaker (Ryan) and nephews Craig and Dylan (Brooke) Heitmeier, Michael (Keyur) and Marco (Candace) Pietosi, Robbie and Trey Utz, one great niece and 3 great nephews. John died clean with 33 years in Narcotics Anonymously.

A private memorial will be held at the request of Mr. Agostinelli. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Salandra Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. To view or extend condolences please visit

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