Sidney John Cicchini, age 84 of Rostraver Twp. and formerly of Clairton, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, August 27, 2021 in McMurray Hills Manor. Born June 22, 1937 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Harchar) Cicchini. A Veteran of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War, Sid was a member of the Class of 1955 of Clairton High School and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning a degree in economics, and also received a teaching degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He began teaching mathematics at Thomas Jefferson High School and then spent 20 years at US Steel Clairton Works in various management positions, finishing in Labor Relations. After early retirement, he began a career in real estate acquisition, development, and construction, specializing in single family homes and patio homes in Rostraver Twp. and nearby communities. Sid was also a member of the Church of St. Anne, where he was a long time member of the Finance Committee, a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Adult Server. In his spare time, he enjoyed quality time with all the neighbors on Jamie Drive and his many good friends from the Clairton High School class of 1955, who remained close to him for over 65 years. Sid was also a dedicated fan of the Pitt Panthers and a season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers for many years and attended three Super Bowls. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years JoAnn (Huschak) Cicchini; was the proud father of his four sons: Dr. Joseph M. (Melissa) Cicchini of Canonsburg, Dr. John M. (Dr. LoriAnn) Cicchini of Peters Twp., James M. Cicchini of Austin, TX, and Jeffrey M. (Jennifer) Cicchini of Baldwin; was a proud and loving grandpap of his six grandsons Dr. Alec, Zachary, Tanner, Nathan, Addison and Brady Cicchini and one granddaughter Sydney Marie Cicchini; his dear sister and brother-in-law Claire and Anthony Monios of Rostraver Twp.; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary E. (Huschak) and Paul LeDonne of Elizabeth; and also numerous and loving nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Sid was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Robert Huschak. Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 2 PM to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Parish, 1870 Rostraver Road, Rostraver Township, PA 15012, on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10 AM, with Fr. David Nazimek officiating. Everyone attending the Mass should go directly to the Church. Sid’s family would like to express their gratitude to the dedicated staff at McMurray Hills Manor and OSPTA Staff nurses for their excellent and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sid’s name should be made to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 600 Waterfront Dr #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Shriners Childrens Hospital, 1645 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505.
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