We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brusco-Napier Funeral Service, Ltd.
John R. Malicky, age 65, of Beechview, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was born November 22, 1956, in Milwaukee, WI. Beloved son of the late John and Eleanor (Troiani) Malicky, his death will be heart-felt by many loving cousins and friends. John was a great listener and deeply empathetic. He always took the time to hear everyone’s point of view, a new story, or about their new life experiences. Simply stated, John loved people and he looked for the good in others regardless of their place in life or economic status.
John was passionate about competitive running, opera, classical music, and Pittsburgh professional and collegiate sports. He participated in numerous run competitions including the 5K, 10K and Marathon events. John was a long time associate and member of the National Radio Club. He handled various duties with the National Radio Club, such as convention wrap-up reports and newsletter articles from 1999 to 2014.
For the past seven (7) years John has worked as a media conversion specialist converting film to digital media for Dream Catchers Films in Dormont. He also worked at Kuhn’s Market, Banksville Road.
Though John was not married, we all considered him an integral part of our families. His cousin Leonard A. Lies, was like a brother, and wife Filomena A. (Merante) Lies, welcomed seeing John at holiday dinners.
He leaves behind their sons Leonard Lies, Giancarlo Lies, Nicholas Lies, Francesco Lies; his cousin George Lies, and wife Lucia (Murabito), and their daughter Erica Lies; Aunt Rose Lopinto and Cousins, Richard Lopinto, Gregory Lopinto, and Michael Lopinto; cousin Michael Lies, wife Cathy (Tuttle) Lies and their daughters Francesca Lies and Michaela Lies. On John’s father side, he leaves behind cousin Kathy Barton, Aunt Millie Vezie; cousin Cindy Hensler, cousin Connie Vinsik, cousin Bernie Racunas and Aunt Sophie (Zoish) Racunas;cousin Greg Malisky, cousin Joette Malisky Grey, 2nd cousins JT Sciascia and Kane Sciascia, cousin Wendy Malisky Banco, and 2nd cousins Trey, Jax, and Jase.
Family and Friends can attend visitation Saturday, December 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. until the time of Blessing Service at 7:30 p.m. at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh., PA 15216. Interment will be private.
*John's family prefers that people planning to attend his viewing kindly wear masks due to Covid-19.*