Gerald D. “Jetters” Stasicha, 75, of Rostraver, passed away Friday, May 5, 2023 at his home after valiantly battling cancer with his loving and supportive family by his side. Born December 28, 1947 in N. Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late Carl Stasicha Sr. and Geraldine Briggs Stasicha. Jetters grew up in Charleroi and was a resident of Rostraver for the past 15 years. He was Catholic by faith and attended St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Monessen and St. Anne’s RC Church in Rostraver. In his earlier years, Jetters was employed at Lee Supply and also worked for Republic Steel (Banning Mine). As he moved on in life, he was employed at Primerica Financial Services, where he worked as a Financial Advisor. He was an active member of the Rostraver-Monessen Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Award. He worked tirelessly to fundraise for the Rotary scholarship fund, especially at the annual Oldies Dance. He also volunteered to be Santa Claus for various programs over the holidays, including SPHS Day. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Toys for Tots, and enjoyed coaching many youth sports. Jetters was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers Fan and a passionate Elvis Presley fan. He enjoyed traveling to Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, and Disney World, but one of his favorite places to be was home away from home, Mountain Pines Campground. Jetters always had such a big personality and anyone who knew him a little would know him a lot. He loved his family and spending time with his friends, but nothing compared to the time he spent laughing and joking with his grandsons.
He is survived by his best friend, wife, and soulmate Charmelle Biksey Stasicha to whom he would have celebrated 48 years of marriage with in November; son & daughter in law Christopher & Karen Stasicha of Rostraver Twp; daughter & son in law Haley and Steven Kirk of Fairfax, VA; his loving and devoted sister Janice Stasicha & fiancé Bob Marhefka; two brothers and sisters in law Carl and Marcia Stasicha, Barry & Carol Stasicha; two brothers in law Charles Biksey & wife Kathy, Thomas Biksey & wife Germaine; two sisters in law Tammy DiPiazza & husband Jeff, Mary Zebula & husband Charles; three goddaughters Abby, Sara, and Briana; three grandsons who all adored and idolized their pappy: Carter Stasicha, Mason Stasicha, and Owen Kirk; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many special friends from camp, the neighborhood, rotary, work, and childhood. In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his father in law and mother in law Charles and Helen Biksey.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Panahida will be held Tuesday at 9:15 AM in the funeral home followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen J. Wahal as celebrant. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The Family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Gerald D. Stasicha to the funeral home where donations will be collected in support of students in the Belle Vernon Area School District that are currently affected by cancer. Condolences accepted at the funeral home’s website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com
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