Lawrence G. “Larry” Kushner, 64 of Washington, formerly of Clairton died Wednesday-February 27, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 13, 1954 in Clairton, PA the son of the late John J. and Josephine M. Arillotta Kushner. Mr. Kushner was a 1972 graduate of Clairton High School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Edinboro State College in 1976. Mr. Kushner then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education from Duquesne University in 1980 and a Doctorate Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Mr. Kushner worked as a teacher, coach, principal and professor at various schools in Western Pennsylvania. He was known to inspire and encourage his players and students, and he had an incredibly positive impact on his community around him. Mr. Kushner was the founder of the Teacher Leadership Academy of Western Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where he served on Pastoral Council and served as an usher at 10:30 A.M. Mass for over 30 years. Mr. Kushner was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 1083. He played adult baseball into his 50’s, loved the Pittsburgh Pirates and was a big Pittsburgh sports fan in general. Most of all, Mr. Kushner loved spending time with his wife and two sons who meant everything to him. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
On August 4, 1979 in St. Clare Church, Clairton, he married Linda Ann Delconte who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Anthony L. Kushner of Orange County, California and Michael P. Kushner of Brooklyn, New York; a brother, Terry (Pam) Kushner of Washington; a sister, Rosemarie (Stan) Lowe of Frederick, Maryland; mother-in-law, Concetta Delconte of Clairton and two brothers-in-law, Vince (Bonnie) Delconte of the North Hills and John (Susan) DelConte of Franklin, Tennessee. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to his father and mother, Mr. Kushner was preceded in death by his father-in-law, James Delconte and by a nephew, Domenic Delconte.
Friends will be received on Saturday-March 2, 2019 from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. and on Sunday-March 3, 2019 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. The Knights of Columbus Council # 1083 will recite the Rosary at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday in the funeral home. A prayer service will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Monday-March 4, 2019 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Interment will follow in Woodruff Memorial Park. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Immaculate Conception Church, 119 W. Chestnut St. Washington PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com