Agnes E. Lisko, 92
Struthers: Agnes E. Lisko, age 92, passed to her next life on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
She was the seventh of nine children born to Michael and Anna (Melek) Sedlacko.
After graduating from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing as a registered nurse, she taught at the school and worked in the Emergency Department. Later in life, she served as a school nurse for Struthers Board of Education at Holy Trinity and St. Nicholas Schools. In addition to her own children, she looked after countless others in this role, always ensuring they had the basics needed to succeed in school.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Catholic Nurses Association, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Alumni Association, and American Business Women's Association.
Throughout her life, she was devoted to her family and faith and focused on the importance of education. She loved and cared for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren until the very end, always remembering to send a card to celebrate a special occasion or to offer thoughtful advice or a wise perspective. And, she was loved and cherished by all in return.
It was important to her that her children love one another, receive a good education, and become productive and caring members of society. She was a keeper of traditions and instilled a sense of honor for cultural values tied to her Slovak heritage. She preserved and shared those traditions in multiple ways, including her cooking, with stuffed cabbage being among her best offerings that many sought out and greatly appreciated.
She also enjoyed reading, discussing politics, baking, traveling - visiting many historic sites across the continental U.S., and sports, especially the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She was forever youthful and enjoyed a good joke.
In short, she lived with a smile in her eyes, strength in her hands, good decisions in her mind, and love in her heart. She made a difference.
Agnes is survived by her sons, Paul (Sally Hunter) Lisko and David Lisko, her daughters, Anne Marie (Joseph) Barbato, Elaine Lisko, and Jean Lisko; and daughter-in-law, Debi (Glatz) Lisko; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; as well as her sisters-in-law, Lee Sedlacko and Jackie Sedlacko.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lisko, and a son, Michael Lisko.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 250 N. Bridge Street in Struthers with Fr. Martin Celuch officiating, preceded by a prayer service at 9:20 a.m. at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main Street in Poland.
Family and friends may call on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland. Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery in Lowellville.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of her giving spirit, material tributes may be made to St. Nicholas School, 762 5th Street, Struthers, Ohio 44471 or to Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44509 or to the charity of the giver's choice in memory of Agnes.
Agnes will be greatly missed. All those whose lives she touched and gifted with her presence are now charged with carrying on her legacy of compassion, knowledge, and tenaciousness.
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St. Nicholas School
762 5th Street, Struthers OH 44471
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2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown OH 44509
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