Kevin P. Staschiak


Kevin P. Staschiak, 64, of Middleburg, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 15, 2019, at his home.
He was born March 26, 1955, in Atlasburg, a son of the late John and Mary Staschiak. On Aug. 27, 1977, he married the former Barbara A. Wenzel who survives.

Kevin was a graduate of Burgettstown Union High School and Shippensburg University.
He began his career as a county planner at Steubenville, Ohio, and then Martinsburg, W.Va., and from 1981 to 2010, in Snyder County, where he was also the Snyder County Housing Authority director.
He was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, the Lafayette Lodge 194 Free and Accepted Masons, Selinsgrove, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1992, the Harrisburg Consistory, a life member of Tall Cedars of Lebannon, Sunbury, where he served as Grand Tall Cedar at the age of 40, raising large contributions for muscular dystrophy research. He performed as a Zembo circus clown in two circuses in Harrisburg, as Kippy the Clown. He also performed at area churches, fundraisers, and at area hospitals on Christmas Day. He did mission work in Guatemala as Kippy the Clown and had brought in more than 100 children to the services. In 2014, he and his wife took a trip to Poland to explore his Polish roots which were very important to him. While there he got to meet his second cousins and to see where his family had lived.

In addition to his wife of 41 years, he is survived by one daughter, Suzanne of York; one son, Daniel and wife Tamarah, and grandson, Joey, and granddaughter, Yulia, all of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, James Staschiak, and one sister, Stefani Birman, both of Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, James Kennedy; brother, John Staschiak; and one sister, Mary Ann "Bunny" Malinky.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, with a Masonic service at 8, and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, followed by the funeral at 10, at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, with the Rev. Randall Bennett Jr., officiating.
Burial will be in Eshcol Cemetery, Millerstown.
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Greg and Sassaman
Aug 04, 2019
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Michael & Teresa Hibbs
Jul 22, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. You and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jul 19, 2019
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Sandy Borsos
Jul 18, 2019
So very sad and shocked ! I haven’t seen Kip for many years ! God bless your family God speed sweet cousin! May you be greeted by all the family waiting on the other side to welcome you , another link in the circle has gone to find rest !
Nancy Lojek
Jul 17, 2019
Rest in peace
Lisa and Paul Rabon
Jul 17, 2019
Dear Aunt Barbara and Daniel,
I am very sorry for your loss. Uncle Kevin was a great guy; he was smart, kind hearted and loved helping others. When my kids were small, I will always remember when he visited he would make balloon animals for the kids - they were a big hit ! Uncle Kevin always looked forward to talking to Daniel and giving him handy man advice on how to fix things. He would light up whenever he spoke of his grandkids ~ he loved them so ! I will miss him, too ~ he was a wonderful man in so many ways . Uncle Kevin was a religious man and I know that he is in Heaven and that he will always be looking over you from Above. May your faith comfort all of you during thi
...s time. Last but not least, at the bottom of Uncle Kevin’s signature line he had a famous quote from Mahatma Ghandi: Be The Change You Want To See In The World ~ That was Uncle Kevin for sure.Read more
Jul 17, 2019
God received with Love.
Jane and Phil Eaton
Jul 17, 2019
So sorry to learn of Kevin's passing. Praying for Barbara and family. Rest in peace.
Lisa Birman
Jul 17, 2019
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Stefani staschiak-birman
Jul 17, 2019
I cannot believe this has happened. My deepest condolences to the family. "kippy" was my "baby brother, born when I was 3 years old. One of the few am shows had a news anchor, and a co- anchor, "zippy" a live chimp. Being fond of primates for most of my life, you bet I was awake and alert to watch this adorable chimpanzee , every am in the 1950's. Being only 3 years old, my pronunciation of names & words was not fully developed. I instantly named the new baby brother, "KIPPY." Zippy was too difficult yet to pronounce. To my shock, the nickname stayed with Kevin his entire life. Many wondered, who is Kevin ? You mean kip ? Thanks for the memories and may the Lord's arms surround you in pe...ace.Read more