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September 3, 2023
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Joseph Ward Tustin, 89, of Finleyville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 3, 2023, in Allegheny General Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1934, in Tidioute, Pennsylvania, to Catherine Vulcan Tustin Harrison and Henry H. Tustin.
He is survived by his wife Nina Lees Tustin, daughter Cynthia Tuscano, son-in-law David Tuscano, grandchildren David Tuscano, Kailen (Jon) Brant and Garett (Rachel) Tustin, great-grandchildren Hailee, Anna, Ashlen, Austin, Madelynn and Brayden. In addition he is survived by brother-in-law Ervan (Anne) Lees, sister-in-law Lois (Norman) George and many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by sons Joseph A. Tustin and Gregory S. Tustin, mother Catherine and brother Donald Tustin.
Married for 69 years, Joe and Nina spent nearly 73 years of their lives together. Joe was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will always be remembered for his work ethic, love for family, quick wit and punchy one-liners. During a difficult time, Joe and Nina welcomed grandson Garett into their home and raised him as their own, a proud highlight of his life.
Joe was a 50+ year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, lifetime member of the Moose and associate member of the Legion. He enjoyed spending time with family, travel, camping, trips to the mountains, golfing and occasional casino recreation.
He was formerly employed by U.S. Steel and as a private contractor for Ringgold School District. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on his behalf to the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8pm Thursday in Kegel Funeral Home, Inc. David P. Kegel, Supervisor 3560 Washington Ave Finleyville, where services will begin 11am Friday. Memorial donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville 3595 Washington Ave Finleyville PA 15332