Henry T. ‘Stu’ Studnicki, 88, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Twp., passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born September 12, 1934 in Fairhope, PA he was the son of the late Bogumil and Aneila Duda Studnicki. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, Mr. Studnicki was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Belle Vernon where he served as a long-time usher. Mr. Studnicki was a retired teacher from Belmar Junior High in the Belle Vernon Area School District, was a veteran of the US Army, former member of the PSEA and NEA and the Arnold City PNA. Stu had a promising baseball career with the then Brooklyn Dodgers that was cut short by injuries. He was a member of the first graduating class of Belmar High School in 1952. He will be remembered for his sports ability and his humor and jokes. He also leaves behind his passion for gardening and golf. There was not anything he would not do for his family.
He is survived by his wife Elma Louise 'Babe' Cekola Studnicki to whom he was married 60 years; two daughters & sons in law Lori & Doug Dowd of Pittsburgh, Joyce & Charles Smith of Belle Vernon; son John Studnicki of Scenery Hill; 11 grandchildren Jessica, Jon Michael, CJ, Corrin, Caleb, Caylee, Kaitlyn, Korbin, Kamden, Katryna, Kaidin and two great grandchildren Giana and Charley. He is preceded in death by two brothers Thaddeus and Matthew Studnicki and a sister Olga Belsick.
Visitation will be held Wednesday 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. Prayers of Transfer will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 AM at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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