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Joanne M. Malenock

February 22, 2024

Joanne Malenock Obituary

Joanne M. Malenock, Phd,

of the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

The only child of William and Mary Malenock spent her life in quiet service to

others. Pursuing her interest in nutrition, she was awarded a PhD upon

completion of her studies. During her studies and immediately after receiving her

degree, she worked on ground breaking studies of the impact of diet on diabetes.

She became a professor in the school of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh

and also taught on the faculty of Carlow University and Duquesne University in

their respective schools of nursing.

She remained involved with McKees Rocks where she was born and spent most of

her life. When Focus on Renewal began acting on behalf of the residents of

McKees Rocks who were not fully represented at the time, Joanne worked behind

the scenes as a source of guidance to the public members of Focus on Renewal.

She maintained a strong commitment to Focus on Renewal and served many

years on the board of its health care center.

She was among a group of individuals who were interested in meeting the

nutritional needs of Allegheny County residents. This group founded Just Harvest

which as it developed created the forerunner of the Greater Pittsburgh Food


For many years, Joanne was involved with the Oratory, the Catholic University

parish for the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham

University, preparing the first Communion classes for a generation.

After her retirement, she volunteered with Ten Thousand Villages in Squirrel Hill,

Family House, and tutored English as a second language.

There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday,

March 1, 2024 at St. Mary’s worship site of Archangel Gabriel Parish 1011 Church

Ave McKees Rocks. All are asked to meet at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank,

1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110

 Interment will follow at St. Mark's Cemetery, Kennedy Twp.


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Mass of Christian Burial
March 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Archangel Gabriel Parish, St. Mary Church
1011 Church Ave
McKees Rocks, PA 15136


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