Louis J. 'Butch'  Tarnaski
Louis J. "Butch" Tarnaski, 72 of Bessemer passed away on Oct. 5, 2019.
Butch was born in New Castle on June 28, 1947, son to the late Frederick and Charlotte Parish Tarnaski.
Butch was a high school graduate and was inducted into the Army during the Vietnam War. He honorably served his country.
After the war, Butch had been employed as a laborer for Alsy Lighting in Ellwood City, then as a laborer at Universal Rundle.
Although Butch never married, he had many friends and family. He enjoyed a good joke, a nice visit and was a fixture of our small town. He will be missed
Butch leaves behind his sister and her husband, Diane and Bill Ringshauser of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers and sister-in-law, David and Deb Tarnaski of Kane, Pennsylvania, and Richard Tarnaski of Bessemer; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home at 203 Oak St. in Bessemer with Pastor Gregg Simpson speaking. Full military honors to follow by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Published on October 8, 2019


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Mary Bernstein
Oct 15, 2019
I heard from Frank today about Butch’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. May the good memories you have of him help you through your grief.
Francis fusco
Oct 12, 2019
Remembering all the hours you spent at arts barber shop r.i.p.
Oct 12, 2019
Butchie , you are one of my favorite people! So many memories!!! Your motorcycle, trying to teach me to ride! you are in my heart, right there one time! love you!
Patty Grebenz
Oct 11, 2019
I will miss talking to my "twin" brother and classmate! Such a kind person. You will be missed in our community.
Rhonda Curatola
Oct 10, 2019
Spent alot of time chatting with this fella at K&D's...We both served in the Army but he went to war . To him though, my service meant just as much. He gave me a golf club he thought I'd like and some extra golf balls he had laying around. He loved to hang out and play scratch offs and was very generous when he won. Just a wholesome good man who just liked company n to hang out.
R.I.P. Soldier till we meet again!!!
Tyler Dombeck
Oct 09, 2019
Rip Butch. I always enjoyed when you came in the Dollar General store to get things for you and your brother. You always put a smile on my face. You'll surly be missed.
Lou Greco
Oct 09, 2019
Butch spent many nights at Pizza Joes drinking coffee and conversing with friends. He was a kind soul. RIP bud
Diane Tarnaski Ringshauser
Oct 09, 2019
I shared many many baseball games with Butch and the "pretend" players. He would always con me into letting him bat first so I could get the last chance at the bat. Sounds logical, but the trouble was "I never got to bat". Will miss you Butch Love from your Sister
Cindy Bracken
Oct 09, 2019
Butch, I enjoyed our conversations at K & D's while scratching instants tickets. You always had a good story to share. God bless you
David (Merle) Headings
Oct 09, 2019
My condolences to the family. I spent many hours in my youth playing backyard baseball with Butch. Those are fond memories I will always carry with me.