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Josephine Ann (Gmeindl) "Sis" Paliswat

August 7, 1923 - January 6, 2019

Josephine Ann “Sis” (Gmeindl) Paliswat, 95, of Shadyside, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, at her home.

Sis was born August 7, 1923, in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles (1900-1972) and Josephine (Sable) Gmeindl (1902-1981). She was a granddaughter of the late Matthew “Math” (1876-1965) and Mary (Urban) Gmeindl (1879-1920) and Carl (1873-1934) and Barbara (Humpolak) Sable (1879-1969).

She was a Catholic by faith. In her younger years she was a factory worker at Marsh Wheeling.

Sis loved to play baseball with her grandsons, Justin and Luke and helped teach them to pitch. She never missed one of their baseball or roller hockey games.

She loved being outside working: growing flowers and trees. She was an awesome cook, a hard worker, a faithful daughter, a loving wife, a steadfast mother, and a one-of-a-kind grandmother.

In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Paliswat on April 7, 2009. They were united in marriage on September 23, 1944, at St John Catholic Church in Bellaire. She was also predeceased by her brother, Walter Matthew Gmeindl on November 5, 1980.

Surviving are her twin sons: Frank C. (Mary Catherine) Paliswat of Shadyside, and Jerry J.(Anne Marie) Paliswat of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren: Justin and Luke (Brea) Paliswat, Brad (Brittany), Eric (Rebecca), and Nick (Allyssa) Paliswat; six great-grandchildren: Lily,Jax,Emma,Mara, and Jozie Mae Paliswat and Milo Freel.

Many thanks to her care givers: Barbara Brooks and Nancy Propst and daughter-in-law, Mary Catherine.

Family and friends will be received Thursday January 10, 2019 from 5pm-7pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio where funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11am with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Shadyside Chapel

3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Shadyside Chapel

3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019


Union Cemetery

211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

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