John Chester Pesto, Sr., 84 years old of Southview, died Friday, July 16, 2021 in Washington Hospital.

   He was born March 31, 1937 in Cecil Twp., son of the late John Alexander and Anna Almade Pesto.

   He enjoyed raising, training, and racing Pigions, and won many awards.

   He worked as a mechanic for the former Imperator Ford, Canonsburg. He started working at the young age of 14, by traveling to florida to pick fruit and vegetables with Charles Mingi.

   Surviving are his 2nd wife, June Livingston Pesto of Southview, son, John Pesto, Jr. of Southview, Grandsons, John ‘JC’ Pesto, III of Southview, and, Tyler (Desire) Pesto of Hickory, brothers, Joseph Zambella, and Ed (Jamie) Gregorczyk, sisters, Nancy (Mark) Patterson, Shirley Rankin, Virginia (Mel) Conklin, Rosemary (Brad) Behanna, many nieces and nephews, and a step-son, John Thomas.

   He was preceded in death by parents, 1st wife, Arlene Jobkar Pesto in 1995, brothers, Alex Pesto and Walter Gregorczyk.

   Friends will be received 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, July 20 at the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services , 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil,  where services will be held at 8 PM.

   Interment will be private.