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Burial Date March 23, 2023
On Sunday March 19th, Clarinda Rose “Keena” Erminio Tokish, a beloved mom, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully at Uniontown Hospital. She was 93 years old. Born in Leckrone, PA on February 19, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Emilio Erminio and Angela Patrucci Erminio. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony F. Tokish, brother Chauncy Erminio, and sister Malfada Erminio Cuteri. She leaves behind her son Tony Tokish, daughter Lisa Tokish Adamovich, son in law, James “Ado” Adamovich, granddaughter Mallory Adamovich Daniloski and her husband John Daniloski, granddaughter Jenna Adamovich Maloy, and her husband Michael Maloy. She was very proud of her great granddaughters; Quinn and Piper Daniloski and future great grandson baby boy Maloy. She also leaves behind many special friends, especially Sandy Ross and Doreen Bugai. She will be greatly missed by many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Keena loved animals. Her granddogs Jovi, Tito, Poppy, and Bruno will miss the table scraps she lovingly fed them.
Keena was a 1948 graduate of German Township High School. After high school, Keena was employed by Leckrone Coal and Coke and Mt. Sterling Fuel, owned by her father. Kenna was also previously employed by the Fayette County Courthouse Controller’s office, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and was a proud office assistant of Congressmen Mascara and Murphy. After working for both Congressmen, Keena started her own business, CT Services. CT services allowed Keena to do what she loved most–helping people in her community. She was always incredibly proud of her work and worked until her 93rd year of life.
Keena was a member of UMWA (United Mine Workers of America), Italian Ladies Circle of Masontown, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a democratic committee member for many years. Keena was a lifelong member of St Mary’s Church of Leckrone and always cherished the fond memories of the beautiful parish, especially the yearly bizarre dancing to polka music throughout the night.
Keena loved Sundays. Throughout the year Sundays were always filled with love in Keena’s home. Summer Sundays she enjoyed sitting by the pool, laughing, and enjoying delicious food with her Leckrone Country Club friends and family. Fall Sundays were enjoyed by talking football and cheering on her favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Winter Sundays, she served her famous veal parmesan and homemade spaghetti sauce to her loving family and anyone who wanted to join – Sunday Dinners always had an open invitation. On Spring Sundays (especially during tax season), she would sneak over to her office to dive into the work she loved.
Keena was the matriarch of her family and community. She loved socializing and dancing. Keena’s generosity and love touched so many people. She was very proud of her Italian American heritage and especially proud of her family.
Keena’s family would like to thank the staff at Uniontown Hospital for their amazing care, especially nurses Brian, Chris, Dana, and Terry. The family would also like to thank Sara Mesler, Amanda DeGusipe, and Amedisys Hospice services for the exceptional comfort and support given to Keena during her hospital stay.
Friends and Family will be received at John S. Maykuth, Jr Funeral Home, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, PA on Wednesday March 22nd, 2-4pm and 6-8pm and Thursday March 23rd 9:30 am Prayer Service at the Funeral Home Chapel followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Masontown, PA with Fr. Marlon Pates as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, PA.