June Czekanski

June M. Czekanski (Wergin)

Saturday, December 2nd, 1933 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Surrounded by the love, good thoughts, well wishes, prayers and memories of those who loved her and the great cloud of witnesses waiting for her, with a sweet smile on her face and a tear in her eye, June Marie (Wergin) Czekanski was born to Eternal Life the morning of Thursday, 9 July 2020.

While she rests peacefully in the strong and gentle arms of the One in whose image and likeness she was created and whose mission of love she dedicated her life, she will be celebrated, remembered and missed by many.

June was born to Walter, (D) and Blanche, (D) (Armbrust) Wergin, 2 December 1933. She told stories of the love and safety her parents provided for her, retelling the walks she shared with her Dad and the sweet treats she and Mom shared. She cherished memories of her grandparents, especially her Tootsie Mommy’s potato pancakes. She shared her childhood and life with one sister, Joyce, (D) Berkey.

June was a member of Penn Joint’s Class of 1951 and enjoyed renewing friendships when she attended reunions.

June married the love of her life, Anthony (D) Czekanski and together they created ‘home’ for Beverly Ann, (John Hughes) Toni Jean, (Earl Thomas McPherson, II) Bonnie Lee (Peter Janssen) and Walter Scott, (Elizabeth). While each child has a lifetime of memories to cherish specific to them, shared ones include their birthdays dinners were their favorite meals and desserts, spaghetti dinners made report grades easier to digest, Easter baskets included sugar eggs and chocolate crosses, icicles on the family Christmas tree were never left where the children had haphazardly placed them and Christmas could not begin unless the children came downstairs in birth order and until the family gathered at the kitchen table to enjoy piece of nut roll.

June’s faith in God and life as a born-again disciple of Jesus provided the foundation from which she made decisions and choices throughout her life. As a child, she was baptized in the Lutheran faith tradition. She attended and was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church in Westmoreland City for many years. She held in a place of particular fondness her memories of serving cookies and Kool-Aid during Vacation Bible School.

June was a ‘stay-at-home’ mom many years before the phrase was popularized. Her first forage into the workforce outside of the home was serving lunches to children at Skull Elementary School, a position she accepted only because she could walk to and from work and complete her work while still being at home when her children left for and returned from school. She worked as a custodian at White Oak Village Apartments. She then worked as a security guard for Murphy’s Mart, a cashier for Ames Department Store and retired as a Pharmacy Technician at Giant Eagle Store Number 10.

June relocated to Alexandria, VA after she sustained a traumatic brain injury in December of 2006. She made new friends, engaged in new experiences and was cared for with integrity and dignity by associates of the Fountains at Washington House.

June will be remembered for her appreciation of a good cup of hot black coffee, fresh bread, Heinz 57 ketchup, her canned pickled beets, country music, most especially that of Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson, Gaither Family gospel music, a NASCAR race won by either Earnhardt, a Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl Ring and the signature smile she shared in every interaction with family and friends and everyone was a friend, as she knew no one to be a stranger. June will also be remembered for her desire for people to go the church, to love each other, not live with pain, for children to be happy, never hungry or to suffer and the hope and dream for a cure for cancer.

In addition to her children and their spouses, June’s legacy is left with and to her grandchildren, E. Thomas McPherson III, (Tony) Eric, (Nicole) Ashley, (Jon) {and their new dog Gris-A-Wald}, Richard, (Marisel) Eddie, Kim, (Gary) Jacqueline, John and Jennifer, and her great grandchildren, Shea, Derek, Isabella Rose, Raiden Anthony, Samantha, Ashley, Macy Rose and Joey, as well as her great-great grandchildren, Isabella, Rylee, Sophie, Ryan, Elaina, Emery and Erik.

Donations can be made to the Primitive Methodist Church in Westmoreland City if you wish to do so rather than send flowers.

Visitation will be held at the Ott Funeral Home located at 805 Pennsylvania Avenue in Irwin, PA from 4-8 PM on Thursday, 16 July.

Rev. Diane Wiley will officiate a private funeral service at 10 AM on Friday, 17 July. June will be entombed at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

June lived a long life. She was filled with gratitude and love for those with whom she shared life. June shared her life unconditionally with many people. Please make time to remember and celebrate her in your own way. A debt of gratitude is owed those who provided medical care throughout her life that contributed to the quality of her life. May the God of all grace bless each of your days with His peace, joy and love.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 10:00am
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Diane Wiley
  • Interment

    Penn Lincoln Memorial Park
    Route 30
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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Donations are being accepted for: Westmoreland City Primitive Methodist Church.


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Diann (Neidigh) Keebler

Posted at 09:27pm
I was saddend to hear of June's passing. I wanted to send my condolences to all of you.
Your entire family holds a special place in my heart. Not only did I grow up next door to June, but my children did too.

Our deepest sympathy
Diann, Rich, Crystal, Samantha, Megan and William

Tom and Marianne Chillinsky

Posted at 02:50pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Ashley Kissel

Posted at 05:43am
I cherish the memories and love from Grandma June. A grandma's love is like no other. Sent with love,
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The Soules Family, Gary, Kim and Isabella

Posted at 04:59pm
God blessed Grandma June with a beautiful life full of love and happiness. We are truly thankful to have been a part of her life.
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