John Edward Stasenko, Age 54, passed away with his wife PJ by his side on August 19, 2019. Husband of Patricia Jo (Wind), son of Donald A and Mary Lou (Bogel) Stasenko, brother of David (Barbara), Michael (Annie), Carol Johns, and Eric (Arlene). John was preceded in death by his brother Mark. John will also be forever remembered by his nieces Christine, Nicole, and Becky and nephews Michael Jr and Domenic. John graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 with a BS in Physics and went on to earn an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Ohio State University in 1988. John married his high school sweetheart, PJ on May 27, 1989 and resided in Clifton Park, NY for over 30 years. John was proud of his support of the US Nuclear Navy through his 30-year career, working in various positions as a physicist, engineer, programmer and group manager at Knoll’s Atomic Power Lab (KAPL) He was passionate about golf, enjoyed gardening and working on home improvement projects. An avid reader of scientific publications, John also enjoyed judging local science fair competitions. John volunteered his time tutoring elementary math students and helping at the local food kitchen. John died of complications related to leukemia, developed from a decades-long battle with polymyositis.John will be remembered as a loving husband, a great mentor, colleague and friend. Pittsburgh services for John will be held on September 6th from 4pm–8pm at O’Brien’s 3724 California at Cooper Aves., N.S. A celebration of John’s life will be held, in NY, at The Vista at Van Patten Golf Club on October 10th, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the City Mission of Schenectady and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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