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You're one miserable c@^t aren't you Renee? Your whole life revolves around being a miserable c@^t doesn't it? All you do is bitch about the world around you never accepting the complete break down and failure of your own life. What you see through your eyes is but a reflection of the toxic internal reality you experience. You project your own problems and psychoses onto external things and people in an effort to avoid seeing that your life is a complete failure. Successful people, even successful activists don't suffer the pain and misery that you project and exhume. Readers remember when she opens her mouth, its just Renee's way of telling us ""this is how I view myself.  (Feb 16, 2011 | post #78)

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A Simple Request Part 2

Here I thought I was supporting you Potsie in not responding to her and you make a smart ass comment to me? What's that all about?  (Jan 16, 2011 | post #64)

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A Simple Request Part 2

Yea I must laugh at how easily you people fall prey to responding to her yet again and again . . . What a howl you all are, what a howl!!  (Jan 16, 2011 | post #59)

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A Simple Request

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All.  (Jan 12, 2011 | post #73)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

I want my Mummy.  (Jan 8, 2011 | post #71)

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Redneck is in second place for the Latrobe forum's bigges...

Bingo!!!  (Jan 8, 2011 | post #4)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

Page 1 was double posted by accident, I didn't go to Berkeley.  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #6)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

See it for yourself here: http://www.pittsbu rghlive.com/x/pitt sburghtrib/obituar ies/index.html?mod e=view&obit_id =132533 No she's not crazy.  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #5)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

Obituaries Page 1 Catherine Kozlesky Latrobe After a rich and remarkable 89-year life, Catherine Krawtz Kozlesky, married for 50 years to Anthony Kozlesky (who died in 1993), died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, with her eldest daughter, Cheryl Wendt, of Scottsdale, Ariz., holding her left hand, and her youngest daughter and cancer caregiver for the last 43 months, Renee Kozlesky, holding her right hand, and also lying in bed next to her, re-telling to her mother, her mother's oft-told childhood stories. As Renee spoke, "I know that when you and Fanny Paskovitch visited each other, you had to crawl under train cars to get to each other's homes, and that one time, you feared for your lives, because the cars started to move with the two of you still under them!" as Catherine heard this favorite story of her childhood in Derry, Catherine died and passed into a heaven, free from cancer and old age, where her earthly life transformed into an eternal, peaceful life. Early Wednesday morning, Renee and Cheryl also thanked their mother for emphasizing education throughout their lives, enabling them to earn advanced university degrees; for being steadfast in her beliefs; and for being the most strong, willful woman they had ever known. During Catherine's later years, the following special people made Catherine's life rich, full, and spiritually rewarding and/or helped Catherine and her daughter, Renee, during Catherine's 43 months of cancer. These wonderful people are listed in no particular order: John Andrighetti and Catherine Elder, past principal and current Greater Latrobe School Board member, respectively, awarded Catherine the first-ever Greater Latrobe Senior High School "Honorary " High School Diploma, as a way to recognize Catherine's lifetime love of learning, community involvement, philanthropy (to worldwide organizations), and family commitment; Father Thomas Curry, vicar, St. Vincent Parish, who often delivered communion to Catherine at home and who also listened to Catherine tell her life stories; Father Meinrad, St. Vincent Parish, who visited Catherine at home; Rose Schandel, Catherine's friend of more than 60 years; Edie Kozlesky, sister-in-law and confidante; Steve and Eleanor Krawtz, without whose help, Renee could not have successfully handled her mother's cancer care; Jennifer, Madeline, Nathan, Ethan and Don Kibbe, a family of "volunteer visitors," who, through a program at Seton Hill College, became cherished friends and substitute grandchildren for Catherine for almost five years; Margaret Della, a volunteer visitor, who, through a program at Faith in Action, loved mummy and made mummy feel so special; Dr. Sam Jacobs, oncologist, Hillman Cancer Center, whose forward-thinking mentality to initially treat Catherine's cancer, added years to Catherine's life;  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #4)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

Get a load of this:(Page 3) Obituaries Catherine Kozlesky Latrobe Faith in Action of Latrobe, provided phone calls, lawn mowing and volunteers; and Francine Kerr and the Friendly Visitor Program at Seton Hill College, sent a weekly visitor, who, with her family, turned into a second family for Catherine. Catherine's parents were: Anna Rellick (Rylow) (who died in 1975), and Alex Krawtz (Ilko Krawcow) (who died in 1955), who emigrated from small villages, Bobrka and Bereska, respectively, in Galicia, Austria-Hungary, between 1906 and 1914. Catherine's brothers and sisters are: Steve Krawtz, of Bradenville, Rose Krawtz Rylow, of Greensburg, Stella Krawtz Suess, of Pittsburgh, Samuel Krawtz, of Latrobe, and Stanley Krawtz, of Latrobe. Catherine's siblings, who preceded her in death, are: Alex Krawtz, John Krawtz, Nicholas Krawtz, Michael Krawtz, George Krawtz, Helen Krawtz Anderson, Mary Krawtz Matteo, Joseph Krawtz and Annie Krawtz Mazzoni. Catherine's three children are: Cheryl Kozlesky Wendt, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Anthony Wayne Kozlesky, of Kentucky, and Renee Kozlesky, of San Francisco and Latrobe; grandchildren, Meagan Kozlesky and Anthony Hunter Kozlesky, of Kentucky, and Jason Wendt, of Arizona; and Jason's two children, Catherine's only two great-grandchildre n, Abigail and Amanda Wendt, of Arizona. Catherine also had the following wonderful friends, who preceded her in death: Fanny Paskovitch; Ginny and Bill "Bell" Ballantine; Marietta "Mamie" Spinelli; Marcy Hayes; Mary Patz; Gertrude "Gerty" and Jim Pruitt; Stella Benyo; Flora Graziano; and Betty Jordan. Catherine was a member of St. Vincent Parish; St. Vincent College Ladies Auxiliary; Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Xavier 230; Kennametal Girls (Latrobe’s “Rosie the Riveters”); and the United Steelworkers of America, Retiree Club, 1537. In her old, old age, Catherine reminisced about her love of sewing, upholstering furniture, cooking and baking for the holidays, reading, and how much she enjoyed taking care of her homes. And, eventually, in her last months, with occasional dementia, when the brain is able to recall many ideas from long ago, Catherine sang songs and recited poems, which she learned in grade- and junior high school, poems and songs, which her daughter never knew her mother had learned. One of her mother's favorite songs was, "Somewhere over the Rainbow." Finally, when queried by her daughter Renee, as to how she wanted to be remembered, Catherine explained that she wanted to be remembered as a woman, who did not believe in passing gossip, and who tried to live her life as a kind and truthful individual. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Vincent Catholic Church for Masses, for Catherine; the Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Pittsburgh, 1800 West St., Homestead, PA 15120, so that others can receive vision help (c/o Development Office/Kozlesky); and to Adelphoi Village, 352 Main St., Latrobe, PA 15650, (c/o Community Relations/Kozlesky ), so that the young people in residence can receive encouragement to develop and study. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, followed by interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #3)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

Get a load of this:(Page 2) Obituaries Catherine Kozlesky Latrobe Dr. Fred Rubin, gerontologist, Shadyside Hospital, whose inter-disciplinary team approach to medical care for the elderly, made Catherine feel well-heard and well-cared for; Dr. Doug Kondziolka, neurosurgeon, and Dr. John Flickinger, radiation oncologist, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, who performed gamma knife radiosurgery on Catherine's brain tumors, a procedure, which added 16 months to Catherine's life; Greg Komoroski, physical therapist, who continued to believe in Catherine's strength, both physically and emotionally and made Catherine's body strong until her death; Dr. Brent Henderson, psychologist, Hillman Cancer Center, who provided invaluable emotional support to Renee during her mother's illness; Ned Nakles Jr., Esq., who assisted Renee with friendship and support while Renee helped her mother; Valerie Kay-Sirignano, who helped Renee leave San Francisco to get home to be with Catherine; Victoria Yost and Jan Kieling, of Berkeley, Calif., past-undergraduate UC Berkeley comparative literature advisor, and director of studies abroad, respectively, who explained to Renee, when she prepared to leave California to help her mother, "You are going home to be with the most important female figure in your life." Ralph Long, mechanic, who ensured that the Kozlesky cars ran well; Jon Blake, who also helped with transportation and household maintenance; Ed Bradshaw, who ensured the Kozlesky family home had safe circuitry; Stanley and Debbie Krawtz, Catherine's brother and wife, who provided transportation; Chrissy Soltys, longtime friend, who offered rides, too; Mary Mickinac, who was a friend in Catholic endeavors and talks on the phone; Cheryl Miller, neighbor, who donated many plants to Renee's gardens; Bill Meidel, avid gardener, whose friendship and love of gardening made Renee's transition from San Francisco to Latrobe, easy and fun; Fran, Joe and Judy Strazzera, who provided a close place for Renee to talk; Mrs. Stewart, the Latrobe Bulletin delivery person, who ensured, for a long while, that Catherine got her paper; Charlie Kozlesky, who made time to visit Catherine, despite the long distance between their homes; Catherine's many nieces and nephews, who remembered Catherine with holiday cards, Lisa Adair, a devoted aide to Catherine for more than two years; Jim DeGlau, neighbor, who helped Mummy with car repairs; the managers and staff at Lowe's Home Improvement Store, whose friendly customer service gave Renee a place to find help for her home projects and gardening endeavors, which were her ways of relieving stress during the years of her mother's cancer; and Westmoreland Federal Savings and Loan for making banking under the stressors of cancer, a less-stressful experience. The following institutions made the last two decades of Catherine's life, rich: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, sent large-print books, at no cost, so that Catherine could continue her love of reading; The Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Pittsburgh, provided a CCTV and training in using it, and rehabilitation training when Catherine's sight began to fail; The Hillman Cancer Center of Pittsburgh, treated Catherine's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and provided an array of support and services for both Catherine and her Renee; Adelphoi Village of Latrobe, sent kids to shovel sidewalks and mow the lawn;  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #2)

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Renee's Crazy Obituary

Get a load of this: (Page 1) Obituaries Catherine Kozlesky Latrobe After a rich and remarkable 89-year life, Catherine Krawtz Kozlesky, married for 50 years to Anthony Kozlesky (who died in 1993), died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, with her eldest daughter, Cheryl Wendt, of Scottsdale, Ariz., holding her left hand, and her youngest daughter and cancer caregiver for the last 43 months, Renee Kozlesky, holding her right hand, and also lying in bed next to her, re-telling to her mother, her mother's oft-told childhood stories. As Renee spoke, "I know that when you and Fanny Paskovitch visited each other, you had to crawl under train cars to get to each other's homes, and that one time, you feared for your lives, because the cars started to move with the two of you still under them!" as Catherine heard this favorite story of her childhood in Derry, Catherine died and passed into a heaven, free from cancer and old age, where her earthly life transformed into an eternal, peaceful life. Early Wednesday morning, Renee and Cheryl also thanked their mother for emphasizing education throughout their lives, enabling them to earn advanced university degrees; for being steadfast in her beliefs; and for being the most strong, willful woman they had ever known. During Catherine's later years, the following special people made Catherine's life rich, full, and spiritually rewarding and/or helped Catherine and her daughter, Renee, during Catherine's 43 months of cancer. These wonderful people are listed in no particular order: John Andrighetti and Catherine Elder, past principal and current Greater Latrobe School Board member, respectively, awarded Catherine the first-ever Greater Latrobe Senior High School "Honorary " High School Diploma, as a way to recognize Catherine's lifetime love of learning, community involvement, philanthropy (to worldwide organizations), and family commitment; Father Thomas Curry, vicar, St. Vincent Parish, who often delivered communion to Catherine at home and who also listened to Catherine tell her life stories; Father Meinrad, St. Vincent Parish, who visited Catherine at home; Rose Schandel, Catherine's friend of more than 60 years; Edie Kozlesky, sister-in-law and confidante; Steve and Eleanor Krawtz, without whose help, Renee could not have successfully handled her mother's cancer care; Jennifer, Madeline, Nathan, Ethan and Don Kibbe, a family of "volunteer visitors," who, through a program at Seton Hill College, became cherished friends and substitute grandchildren for Catherine for almost five years; Margaret Della, a volunteer visitor, who, through a program at Faith in Action, loved mummy and made mummy feel so special; Dr. Sam Jacobs, oncologist, Hillman Cancer Center, whose forward-thinking mentality to initially treat Catherine's cancer, added years to Catherine's life;  (Jan 6, 2011 | post #1)

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Latrobe Council Meeting

Oh my god you people, all of you. . .  (Sep 19, 2010 | post #201)

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Latrobe Council Meeting

FYI: that is very to the point, pragmatic, and demonstrates a certain tactfulness indeed. As for the response concerning the reason why BUI is not a good agency, I have recognized a lack of compelling reasons for me to agree. I really didn't think there were issues directly pertaining to the Activity Center, and for now my opinion remains just that. I do think that Latrobe does indeed have some very good employees. Council members and possibly city planners are not emplyees, correct me if I am wrong please. Having a multitude of part-time architects, engineers, city planners, etc. seems at least to me to be cost prohibitive at this point in time. Enforcing the new UCC is having its toll on many a city and township. Perhaps as new businesses come into the city, they will be able to afford such, as the tax base increase could allow for that.  (Sep 18, 2010 | post #167)

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Latrobe Council Meeting

Ok so once again I am hoping for a win win here, no one person can be 100% satisfied, BUT I firmly believe that by using the right language to address each other, a solution can be found albeit not right away . . with this many people lives affected patience is very crucial. At least in the present moment nothing bad has happened has it? (well maybe some emotionalism, that's understandable) Oh My: I refuse to get in between whatever you and 5th-W-R are volleying back and forth about, but I want to point out that your attitude of looking for a positive and cooperative opportunity is exactly what I am talking about. You never know what skill set or product of whatever may find itself in synergy with the new facility being built and a as a result both parties win. You have demonstrated a higher attitude to me, that's just my take. I used to work for a very good business man that would say to me, treat every customer like gold even if he's only spending $2.00, you never know when he could come back in the door and give you a $20,000 order. Attacking each other just doesn't take one too far, speculation seems to do the same. Look at the Middle East. I am sitting here on the fence watching all of these threads, very interesting opinions. 5th-W-R (RE: my post #137): Still waiting for clarity on that BUI vs the former Latrobe Mayor connection, any further details on that?  (Sep 18, 2010 | post #161)