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Elizabeth “Lib” Bernadette Kozusko Bajuszik, 90, of Middlesex Township passed away on this June 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.
Born September 10, 1927 in Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland County, she was the beloved daughter of Michael and Mary (Mizak) Kozusko.
Lib had been employed at Latrobe Steel prior to her marriage and the Mars School District where she was the school secretary at the former Adams Elementary School until her retirement.
Lib was an expert mouth-watering cook, and incredible baker who was known for her expertise in Slovak food. She was also a very talented seamstress, and crocheted countless afghans. She loved following all of Pittsburgh professional sports, but was never happier than when attending athletic events and activities of her grandchildren. She faithfully read both the Butler Eagle and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and routinely solved all the crossword puzzles.
Defined by her beliefs, she was a faithful member of St. Johns Byzantine Church.
Lib is survived by her cherished husband of 67 years Joseph A. Bajuszik, Sr. whom she married on May 5, 1951. Lib was the loving mother of five children: Joseph, Jr. (Pattie) Bajuszik of Clinton Township, Joyce, (Louis) Bisceglia of Lower Burrell, Jill Schulz of Portersville, and James (Allison) of Penn Township, and Janice Bajuszik who died May 16, 1976. She was the very proud grandmother of nine grandchildren: Julia (Kevin) Doyle of Ebensburg, Andrew (Nicole) Bajuszik of Saxonburg, Brady (Jenna) Bajuszik of Valencia, Matthew Bisceglia of Lower Burrell, Nicholas Bisceglia of Lower Burrell, Bryan (Alisha) Schulz of Sharpsburg, Scott (Caitlin) Schulz of Midlothian, Virginia, Jason Bajuszik and Adam Bajuszik of Penn Township. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.
One of 9 Kozusko children, she was preceded in death by siblings Stephen, John, Ann Lesko, Michael, Mary “Dolly” Pevarnik, Joseph, and Paul. Her brother Richard of Latrobe survives. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mark Schulz, who died on March 13, 2014.
Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Parastas Service at 7:00 PM. Divine Liturgy at St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 105 Kohler Ave, Lyndora, PA 16045 on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Fr. Radko Blichar, celebrant. Burial in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Joseph and Elizabeth Scholarship at the BC3 Education Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 1203, Butler, PA16003-1203 OR South Butler County Meals on Wheels, 1091 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.