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Official Obituary of

Jean Anne (Kohl) Pelusi

April 19, 1928 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Jean Pelusi Obituary

Jean Anne Pelusi passed away peacefully at UPMC Passavant Hospital surrounded by her immediate family who were at her side, early Sunday, March 10, 2024. She was born April 19, 1928, in Streetsboro/Ravenna, Ohio, the youngest of two children (the late, Jack Kohl, her brother), who were both raised by two incredibly loving parents (the late Art and Ethel Kohl). She had been a resident at Sherwood Oaks Nursing Home for more than 10 years.

She attended Ravenna High School, and then went on to Nursing School and later became a full-time nurse and then later a part-time nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.  It was during Nursing School and her early years working at St. Elizabeth that she met her life partner and husband, the late John H. Pelusi, Sr. (June 8, 2014). He was often heard to say, “the best decision of my life was when I asked her to marry me” as evidenced by the 60+ years of marriage they celebrated together (married February 20, 1954).

Together Jean Anne and John, raised four surviving sons, John, Jim, Jeff and Jay, who blessed them with four great surviving daughter-in-law, Cathy (Thomaselli), Faith (Rothwell), Holly (Visnic) and MJ (Meyer), twelve grandchildren from each of John and Cathy Pelusi (Jamie, John, Jacquie and Jodie); Jim and Faith Pelusi (the late James Andrew (Drew), Anna and Jake); Jeff and Holly Pelusi (Jeffery Chase - Chase, Jordan and Josh), and Jay and MJ Pelusi (Julianne and Jono) and three great grandchild, John a/k/a “Parm”, Geno and Gianna Pelusi (children of John’s and Cathy’s son, John and his wife Lia Pelusi).  She is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Judy Kohl (and much loved eleven nieces, nephews and several great nieces and nephews).

She was a deeply devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, friend, and most importantly, a great role model for her family and friends. She always put others before self, treating people with kindness and generosity and being genuinely happy for the success of those in her life, while always being there for family and friends during challenging times. Her deep faith in God was an inspiration to all, and the key pillar in her life. The words from the Gospel on the day she passed, captured her life “But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God” - John 3:21.

Most recently, she had been a resident at Sherwood Oaks Nursing Home in Cranberry Township, PA, for the past 10 years following the death of her husband, where the above traits were on full display for all residents and the wonderful nurses, aides, and staff to see. Our family is eternally grateful for the care and love they showed her in treating her with dignity, respect, and love.

Memorial Tributes can be made online through Vaschak-Kirila (330-792-2357), 3100 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Ohio, 44511, on its website:

There will be a private family viewing prior to a Catholic Burial Mass at St. Christine’s Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio followed by a private family burial at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:

The Sherwood Oaks Employee Scholarship Fund, Att: Executive Director, C/O Sherwood Oaks, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 – In memory of Jean Anne Pelusi



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