Official Obituary of

Madeline (Cirka) Kosela

September 23, 1934 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Madeline Kosela Obituary

It is with great sadness that the daughters of Madeline (Cirka) Kosela announce her passing on February 21, 2024, at Masonic Village of Sewickley. Madeline was born on September 23, 1934, in Ambridge, to the late John and Margaret (Musserbok) Cirka. She was one of eight children.  A 1952 graduate of Ambridge High School, she met the love of her life Richard "Lenny" Kosela in high school. They married in 1954 and were together until Lenny's early passing in 1978. They were the proud parents of four daughters, Carol, Kristine, Catherine and Diane. After Lenny's passing, Madeline attended Median Allied Health School and obtained her medical transcriptionist certificate. She worked at Internal Medicine Associates in Ambridge for 18 years. During her lifetime, Madeline was a parishioner at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, both of Ambridge. She was an active participant of the "Pirohy Project", Padre Pio Prayer Group, and Blue Army. Madeline had a deep devotion to her Catholic faith and prayed the Rosary daily. She had a passion for sewing and making quilts over the years for family and friends. For the past ten years, Madeline sewed quilts for Project Linus who distributed them to sick babies and children in need. Later in life, she married Nick Tisak who predeceased her. They moved from Harmony Township to Masonic Village where she lived for 17 years. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were husbands Lenny and Nick, siblings, John, Robert, Richard, David and Renee Charitonuk. Madeline is survived by her four daughters, Carol Kosela, Kristine Autenreith, Catherine (Tom) Tsesmelis, and Diane (Ken) Kosela Long, her four grandchildren, Danielle, Jessica (John), Matthew, and Arch (Alyssa), her five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Carson, Liliana, Jackson, and Lincoln, brother and sister, George and Rebecca Cirka, three lifelong friends, Dolores Gaudino, Margie Peterson, and Frances Kaminski. As per Madeline's request, funeral services were private followed by private interment. Madeline's daughters would like to express their gratitude to Masonic Village and Gallagher Hospice for the compassionate care and support given by their staff to their mom. Madeline will be missed but she is now at peace and reunited with our dad, Lenny. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to The Ladle and Hearth Food Pantry c/o St. John's Lutheran Church, 1320 Church Street, Ambridge, PA 15003 to the attention of Aida Dugan or the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

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