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Peter "Pete" J. Kautsky

June 27, 1950 ~ January 26, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Peter "Pete" Kautsky Obituary

Peter “Pete” Juri Kautsky, passed away suddenly on January 26, 2023 while grocery shopping.  Pete, was a long-time resident of Sharon, Pennsylvania.  

He was born on June 27, 1950 in Munich Germany and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1951. 

Pete earned his bachelor’s degree in history of Latin America at University of California, Berkley in 1972. Pete later worked as a journalist, commercial fisherman, taxi driver, antique-bookstore owner, long-haul trucker, and building inspector. He had lived in Berkeley CA, Homer and Bethel AK, Everett WA, Council, Bluffs IA, Murfreesboro TN, and Sharon PA.  Pete had many talents. He was an accomplished pianist, knew several languages, was a nationally recognized poet, and owner of Curious Carp Press. His hobbies included book and stamp collecting, gardening, fishing, music, chess, and socializing with friends.

Peter was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox community in Sharon PA for many years. He loved and adored his nieces and nephews.

He's survived by his mother, Irina Kautsky; his two brothers Mark and his wife Lisa Lesperance, and George and his wife Dorene Marshall; his sister Natasha and her husband Paul Mallon; nieces Katherine and Elsa, and nephew Alexander.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday February 3, 2023 in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church 389 Clark St., Sharon with Very Rev. Steve Repa, pastor, officiating.  Calling hours will begin one hour prior to the start of the service.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. 

Pete will be greatly missed and especially remembered for his sense of humor, kindness, generosity, and compassion for those in need.

Arrangements by the Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State Street Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146.

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February 3, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
389 Clark Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Funeral Service
February 3, 2023

2:00 PM
St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
389 Clark Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Interment following funeral service
February 3, 2023

Oakwood Cemetery
600 North Oakland Avenue
Hermitage, PA 16148


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