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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Nista, Dr. Joseph A.




Dr. Joseph A. Nista (91 yrs. old) Born April 6, 1930 in West Newton, PA to John and Helena (Settembrino) Nista. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife of 63 years, Sue and his children, Dr. John Nista (Suzanne) of Hockessin, DE, Mary Munion (Jim) of Oakmont, Michael Nista (Carolyn) of Whitehall, Dr. Mark Nista (Irina) of Stahlstown and Cecelia Coughlin (Tom) of Plum. Adored grandfather of Jason (Danielle), Sarah (Tyler), Anthony (Allyson), Jimmy, Jeffrey, Nicole, Vicky, Leo, Julia, Emily and Ryan. Great-grandfather of Wyatt, Quinn and Tristan. Godfather of Denise Prosser (Tim), Wauwatosa, WI. Predeceased by his sister Theresa (Jules) Salerni of Cleveland, OH. Survived by three brothers, Dr. Frederick (Bobbi) of Big Rapids, MI, Dr. George (Jeanette) of Chicago, IL and Dr. Girard, (Carol) of Statham, NH. Joe graduated from St. Louis University Medical School and the Eye & Ear Hospital in Oakland, Pittsburgh. Upon receiving his medical degree, he was assigned for two years in the US Navy as a medical officer with the 2nd Marine Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC. He served aboard the aircraft carrier the USS BOXER guarding Guantanamo Bay. He was a respected Ophthalmologist in private practice for over 30 years associated with Shadyside Hospital. A devoted family man and proud of his Italian heritage, he especially enjoyed having the family together for Sunday dinners. His homemade ravioli at Thanksgiving was a family tradition. Deeply religious, he was a lifelong member of St. Irenaeus church in Oakmont, PA. Those who were loved by Joe will be comforted by his eternal presence in their lives. Visitation and burial will be private with Mass of Christian burial open to all who wish to attend at Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA) at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with the military honors service immediately following the mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Irenaeus Church in Joe’s name.