John Chasarik

Obituary of John Paul Chasarik


John P. “Chas” Chasarik, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Friday July 28, 2023 at his daughter and son-in-laws house in Greensburg.  Mr. Chasarik was born December 20, 1943 in New Kensington to the late John F. and Frances Bogach Chasarik.


John was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church.  He was a graduate of New Kensington High School class of 1961.  John was a career serviceman, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and civil service for 42 years.  Chas was a member of the American Legion Post 446 of Mt. Pleasant.  He also recently worked as a bus driver for DMJ Transportation and really enjoyed seeing all the kids on his route.


John is survived by his loving family, his daughters, Heather Pfeil, and Shannon Hoffman (Martin); his grandchildren, Nolan and Reagan Pfeil, and Gwen and Tatum Hoffman; a special niece Rebecca Gediminskas-Kalberer, who was like a younger sister to him; his bonus family the Swierczeski’s; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sisters, Eleanor, Anna, and Josephine; and by his best friend, Ed Swierczeski.




Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St. Mt. Pleasant.  A blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by John’s funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church.  The American Legion Post 446 of Mt. Pleasant will have military rites at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Tunnel to towers or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in loving memory of John P. Chasarik.  To offer an online condolence please visit our website at


Visitation Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.
Box 902, 204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States


11:00 am
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church
740 Walnut Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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