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Obituary for Craig Jon Kiester

Craig Jon Kiester, age 71, of Claridge died Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born July 20, 1950 in Homestead, PA a son of the late John R. and Madeline Fitz Kiester. He was retired from Curtiss Wright as a machinist and was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Harrison City. Craig was an avid fisherman enjoying many years fishing on Lake Erie. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Kathleen Driscoll Kiester. He is the father of Craig P. Kiester and his wife Marci of Mt. Airy, MD and Alison Kiester-Mancuso of Harrison City. Craig is the grandfather of Zachary, Kaitlyn, Brady, Caden and Gianna. He is survived by is brother Kevin Kiester and his wife Christine of North Huntingdon as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 805 Pennsylvania Avenue, Irwin on Wednesday from 2-4-6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday in St. Barbara Church in Harrison City at 11 AM. Family suggests donations be made to Cure PSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10001. To send online condolences please visit