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Joseph Patrick "Joey" Gaynard

June 18, 1962 — June 2, 2022

Joseph Patrick “Joey” Gaynard age 59 of Washington passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Washington Hospital. He was born June 18, 1962, in Pittsburgh a son of the late Patrick and Charlotte Rowely Gaynard. Joey was raised in Peters wp. where he was a graduate of Peters Twp. High School. He was a Presbyterian who was devoted to reading his bible and playing with his cats, Percy Brown, Giovanni Gaynard and Patchy “Little One”.  Joey enjoyed gardening, riding motorcycles, dancing at local taverns and his favorite television shows, Law and Order, NCIS and Judge Judy. He loved spending time at his brother’s campsites at Brushton Mills and Big bear Campgrounds. Joey was employed at the Canonsburg Shop N’ Save as a deli worker in the meat department. Left behind to cherish his memory are his companion of 30 years Linda Amon of Washington, his longtime friend Donny Shaw, his brother Bill (Sue) Gaynard of Muse and John (Donna) Basanko of Levittown, nephews, Patrick Joseph “P.J.” (Cindy) Gaynard, Josh Gaynard, Trick Gaynard, niece Veronica Gaynard and sister-in-law Verna Kendell. Decease is his son Douglas Brian Amon Jr. who died December 1, 1997, and two brothers Skip Gaynard and Michael Basanko.

Friends and family are welcome from 2 until 6pm Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canons burg 724-745-8120, where a Celebration of Joseph’s Life will take place.  Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to :, to help defer funeral expenses’. To view or extend condolences please visit

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