Peter L. Ulishney, 70, of Unity Township, died Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home. He was born June 29, 1949 in Latrobe, a son of the late Paul J. Ulishney and Helen F. (Lustick) Ulishney Popernack. Uncle Pete, as he was proudly known, served with the US Navy 21 years, then owned pizza shops in New Jersey before retiring from Westmoreland County Childrens Bureau. He said the Navy showed him the world, he especially loved Korea, the food, people and lifestyle. His most respected part of his military service was serving on USS Sarratoga aircraft carrier and his time on the DMZ between North and South Korea. Uncle Pete enjoyed fishing and being outdoors, collecting and shooting guns and had been a life member of VFW Post #8643. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, infant John and Paul Ulishney. He is survived by his sister, Judy A. Hollis of Haddonfield, NJ, two brothers, Thomas S. Ulishney and wife Anita of Unity Township and Mark A. Ulishney and wife Joan of Greensburg, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3:30 to 7:30 PM Thursday at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity where a funeral liturgy will be held at 10:30 AM Friday with his nephew, The Rev. Daniel J. Ulishney as celebrant. Uncle Pete would love in lieu of flowers for donations to be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
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