Edward Michael Kastriba, 35, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 21, 2020. He was born February 5, 1985 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Albert Joseph Kastriba and Donna Marie (David) Karsnak Pandullo of North Huntingdon. Edward was a proud graduate of Norwin High School, Westmoreland Community College, and The University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a financial analyst for The University of Pittsburgh and also was owner of Heavy Weight Baits, LLC. Edward was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most importantly, he loved being a dad and spending time with and coaching his son, Aiden, in various sporting teams, as well as playing fantasy football and video games together.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Aiden George Kastriba and Aiden's mother, Tina Bassell of North Huntingdon, brothers, Albert J. (Rose) of Ambridge and Benjamin (Samantha) Kastriba of North Huntingdon , sister, Carley Shearer of North Huntingdon, step-brothers Andrew Pandullo of Greensburg and David Pandullo of Scottdale, niece, Emma and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Joan Karsnak and grandmother, Amy Lysle. Friends are welcome from Friday, September 25, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322. Mass of Divine Liturgy will be held at the St. Mary's Romanian Church, 318 26th St, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Saturday, September 26, at 10:00 am with Father Alex Wroblicky, officiating. Inurnment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Aiden's name to the family. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Originally published September 22, 2020.