James M. Kalaski, aged 65, of Rogersville, passed away on February 19, 2022 at 1:35 AM in Rolling Meadows Health & Rehabilitation Center.
James was born January 10, 1957 to the late Ollie and Joan (Beyerbach) Kalaski.
James married Kathy (Wojtowicz) Kalaski on May 10, 1990 at the Washington DC Temple.
Mr. Kalaski graduated from Ft. Cherry High School in 1975 and went on to attend West Liberty University and transferred to Marshall University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music. James worked as a substitute teacher for several schools in the McDonald area. Then he worked for OVR in the Washington area for over 30 years as a Supervisor before retiring in 2017.
James was a member of the Masonic Lodge in McDonald until it closed and then joined the Masonic Lodge #297 in Canonsburg. James was also a member of the Claysville Sportsmans Club from 1998 to present and the Mt. Morris Sportsmans Club from 2003 to the present. From 1993 to present, he served as President and Vice President of the Waynesburg Sportsman Club throughout his membership. He enjoyed hunting, shooting and collecting guns, and racing his Road Runner, when he was younger. James would go for rides, listen to classical music, and spend time outdoors.
In addition to his wife, James leaves behind a son, Domenic J. (Kylee) Kalaski, of Clarksville, and two sisters: Jeanne Piovesan, of Murrysville, and Joan (Brian) King, of Toledo, OH.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. The Canonsburg Masonic Lodge will hold a service at the funeral home on Tuesday, at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359; Telephone: 724 499 5181 with Pastor John Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville, PA.
Please view and sign the online Tribute Wall on www.kestersonfh.com.