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Dennis E. Kustra of Weirton, formerly of McKeesport, PA., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at Allegheny General Hospital. He was sixty-eight years old.

Dennis was born April 8, 1954, in McKeesport, PA., the son of Edward and Marion Mettica Kustra. He is survived by the love of his life, Judy (Livingston) Kustra of Weirton, sisters Diana Kustra and Danita (Ray) Webster, in-laws Bill and Lynn Livingston, Jamie, and Angie Livingston, and Robert and Susan Livingston, niece Faith Livingston and his grandchildren, Josh, and Grace Burns of Moon Township, and many nieces and nephews.

A Proud son of the 7th Ward in McKeesport, Dennis was a fun-loving and great guy, a lifelong Steelers and Penguins season ticket holder, Dennis enjoyed sneaking into Forbes Field throughout his youth to watch the great Roberto Clemente play for the Pirates.

He took special pride and joy in following all aspects of the lives of Faith, Josh, and Grace and along with his wonderful wife Judy, were always there to support him.

Dennis had many friends from his youth, work, and golf leagues, and other activities and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are invited to visit with Dennis’s family on Friday, February 17, 2023, from 2 pm until the time of the 4 pm Memorial Service at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

The Reverend Father Anthony G. Thurston will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial donation to the American Diabetes Association in Dennis’ name at

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  1. Candle Selection 2Footprints in the Sand Prayer
    One night I dreamed I was walking
    along the beach with the Lord.
    Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
    Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
    other times there were one set of footprints.

    This bothered me because I noticed that
    during the low periods of my life, when I was
    suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat,
    I could see only one set of footprints.

    So I said to the Lord,”You promised me
    Lord, that if I followed you,
    you would walk with me always.
    But I have noticed that during the most trying periods
    of my life there have only been
    one set of footprints in the sand.
    Why, when I needed you most,
    you have not been there for me?”

    The Lord replied,
    “The times when you have
    seen only one set of footprints,
    is when I carried you.”

    • Most sincere condolences from Tammy and Steve Berkovitz. RIP Dennis. Judy, so sorry for your loss. G-d be with you!

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and family in your time of sorrow.
    May God give you peace and comfort.

  3. May God comfort you at this time of great sorrow and surround you with lovely memories of your dear Dennis.
    Please know Howard and I are praying for you now and forever, Judy

  4. Countless memories, endless laughter, of my fun cousin Dennis. He visited me every week at the grocery store I worked at he came in to harass me an I loved every minute of it, not to mention I gave it right back to him!! Dennis a Judy were at every birthday party for my kids. Dennis is going to be missed by everyone that knew him!! Until we meet again!!

  5. Judy, I am so sorry to hear about your dear love, Dennis. You have a lot of great memories to hold on to, those will be with you now forever. My deepest condolences and my prayers are with you at this time and also my prayers for Dennis.
    Your neighbor, Mary Lee

  6. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers for your family. May God be with you all during this difficult time

  7. Deepest Sympathies for Judy and the Livingston and Kustra families. Dennis has been a wonderful friend for many years. There will be nothing but fantastic memories to hold on to. Rest with God Kus, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten

  8. Candle Selection 8May you fly with the angels, my dear cousin Dennis. I will cherish the countless memories of growing up with our wonderful Polish family and the joy and laughter that was always in your house!

  9. Aunt Judy,
    Sending you all my love and deepest sorrow for the loss of Uncle Dennis. We will miss him always. Love you both, dearly!

  10. Dennis was loved and respected by all who knew him. His kindness, understanding, and love of life were at a level that most of us can only aspire to. I am a better man for having had him as a friend.
    PJ Huchko

  11. Judy, I was very shocked and saddened by Dennis’ passing. My deepest condolences and love in your time of sorrow.

  12. Judy-John-Andrea-Josh – and Gracie- So sad to hear of your loss of Dennis-Many prayers for All during the coming days-weeks-months.. May you continue to find comfort in each other…

  13. Judy I’m sure that you don’t remember me-I met you at Joyce Lemley’s service
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Cus-Prayers

  14. Lil Bro,
    Loved you since the day you were born. So proud of you for all that you accomplished on this earth. Thanks for all the joy you brought to me and so many others. Will forever hold you in my heart. I know you are in the arms of Jesus.
    Philippians 1:3 “ I thank my God upon every remembrance of you”
    Love ya, Big Sis

  15. Candle Selection 8My sweet Judy,
    I’m thinking and praying for you this morning. Your angels are still all around you, holding you up with Heavenly love. And our Dennis is right there with them.
    We’ll be there to say our good-byes to Dennis. We’ll love and miss you forever, Den.. until we meet again.
    Love forever, Chris and El

  16. RIP my friend, just remembering the good times we shared. The softball games and fun times. Until we meet again. James (Moo) Martin

  17. CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Dennis was Aunt Jean nephew. My sympathy to Diana , his wife , Danita. We called ourselves cousins. SPENT ALOT OF FAMILY GATHERINGS TOGETHER. HE was a year older than my late brother Dennis. MY uncle Edmund was married to Aunt Jean’s Sister. REST IN peace. LOVE Janice Zahorchak

  18. Den, You don’t know the hole you left in our hearts. You will be missed so much. Things will never be the same. You will always be with us. We love you so much and like we promised you like we said to you before you passed, we will take of JuJu. 😢❤️

  19. Candle Selection 5Deepest sympathy to Judy and the Kustra families. May Denny’s memory be eternal. Until we meet again🙏

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