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“I just learned of Joe's death today 10/03/2019. The memories of our adolescent friendship flowed flawlessly into Our adult years. On...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Billingsley - Alexandria, VA

“I just learned of Dr. Joe's passing. Words cannot describe the respect and appreciation that I have for this man. Although our relationship was...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Jamie Ross - Canonsburg

“Dr. Joe was always warm and compassionate when ever we would talk, never judgmental or negative. I will never forget his words to me - "we are...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Brian Gregg - Pittsburgh, PA

“Joe was such an excellent psychologist and always helpful to his colleagues. I was so saddened to hear of his recent death. What agreat loss to his...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Elizabeth Scheide - Pittsburgh, PA

“I met Joe in the late 70's and saw him at intervals in the 80's and 90's. He provided important support and guidance at times when I was most...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Hetz - Butler, PA

“I just learned today about Joe's recent passing. I just began to see him this past spring, professionally, and was developing a new and personal...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Charles Nyswaner - Washington, PA

“My sympathies to the family I was deeply saddened and shocked to read of Dr. Joe's passing. He helped me through a tremendous period of loss and I...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Jackie Komidar - Pittsburgh, PA

“I'm saddened to hear of Dr. Joe's passing. He helped me more than words ever can really express. He had a natural kindness about him that made me...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Rachel Hutchinson - Bethel Park, PA

“I just saw this today, and am beyond shocked and saddened. My heartfelt condolences to Dr. Joe's family and friendsI know how lovingly he always...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Tracey Kail - Mt. Lebanon, PA

“Memories are the Best Legacy one leaves behind. I know we will all cherish our Joe memories. RIP Joe ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: Lorrie Madden - West Mifflin, PA

“I came to Dr. Cvitkovic a broken woman. He was my friend and mentor for 12 years. Without him I would not have been able to rebuild my life. Today...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Dilettuso - Carolina Shores, NC

“Nancy and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man! I worked with him for 8 years at Jefferson, he was easy to work for and so kind....Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Lynn Hamilton - Charleroi, PA

“Thoughts and prayers to Nancy and Family.. Rest In Peace Joe. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: Marty/ Dona Azen - Sewickley, PA

“Prayerful support to you. I'm so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. We would see one another at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: BROTHER BERNARD SEIF - PA

“Joe Cvitkovic, the most authentic person you could hope to meet. You lived life, Joe. You and Nancy were beautiful together. Words cannot express the...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Mick Sittig - Pittsburgh, PA

“Our condolences to family members Sylvon & Paul McCarthy and Sarah & Marcus McBrien on the loss of a beloved brother & uncle. -Dana & Lora McBrien ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“I was a patient of Dr. Cvitkovic and he helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He was a very caring man. Sending my deepest sympathy to...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Just wanted the family to know what a nice person Joe was. I worked at Jefferson and he always treated me with respect...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Ginny Herrmann - Sewickley, PA

“Dr. Joe was an amazing person. I only knew him as my doctor, but he has left a life long impression on me. He was patient, kind, caring, intelligent...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Brian

“I was deeply sadden to hear about Dr. Joe's passing. I was a patient for his for almost twenty years. No one had the expertise in the way he taught...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Lori Swisher

“Condolences go out to family and friends. He was a great doctor! ”
21 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“I've known Joe a long time and am saddened by his unexpected passing. Deepest Sympathy to his family and friends. We worked together briefly in 2012....Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Diana Shaban - Pgh, PA

“What a remarkable man that we are honored to have known. One is reminded from a quote by Mother Theresa."Be the living expression of God's...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Bob Twining - Pittsburgh, PEI

“Dear Nancy and familyJoe was my friend and colleague for many years. To me he represents the best that Pittsburgh as a Psychology community has to...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Arnold Freedman PhD - Pittsburgh, PA

“RIP Joe, and condolences to the Cvitkovic family. ”
25 of 46 | Posted by: Tony Tomasino - Sedro Woolley, WA

“Dear Nancy and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. ”
26 of 46 | Posted by: Bill and Rosalie Chodubski - Erie, PA

“I will never forget Dr. Joe's kindness and words of wisdom when my world fell apart a few years ago. His help and guidance were instrumental in...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Helen Frischmann - Carnegie, PA

“Hold on Joe, I'll be late for our next sit down consultation. You are missed heartedly. Mike Flaherty ”
28 of 46 | Posted by: Michael Flaherty - Tilghman, MD

“Dear Nancy and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Joe. He was my valued friend and dear colleague for my entire professional...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Michael Flaherty - Tilghman, MD

“Dr. C was a wonderful human being who helped me through a rough time while I was caring for my mother. He will be missed. ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Grayce Love - Bethel Park, PA

“The "Best Friend" a friend could have.May you rest in Peace ”
31 of 46 | Posted by: Gary Klingman - Imperial, PA

“Dr. Joe helped me immensely last year when I saw him a few times to help manage stress. An amazing man full of wisdom and a loving heart. I'll never...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Adam Brown - Pittsburgh, PA

“My deepest Sympathy at this time for the loss of Husband,Dad,Grandfather Joseph.Keeping you all in prayers.Mrs Cynthia Messes. ”
33 of 46 | Posted by: Cynthia Messes - Pittsburgh, PA

“Nancy and family, No words can ease your pain. My heart and prayers are with you all. Gracie (Seelman) Micklos ”
34 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy and family,So sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful man. I have fond memories of working under his direction. God bless, Karen...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Bennett - Jefferson Hills, PA

“50 years ago, Joe was my hall counselor at IUP. It was evident even back then that he was a patient, compassionate, caring man - even when dealing...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Mike C

“Anyone who knew Joe was blessed to have him in their life. Joe was my friend, colleague, and we became each other's work spouses. We would leave...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Kunak - Jefferson hills, PA

“Had the opportunity to be his neighbor for over 20 years, good man and very friendly. Joe , you will be missed. ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Domenick Di clemente - Pittsburgh, PA


39 of 46 | Posted by: Stephanie Silver CRNP - PA

“Joe was a blessing to so many of us and myself in particular. He was always there for me when I needed him. His capacity for giving seemed...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Dorothy McCall PhD - Pittsburgh, PA

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Cvitkovic. He helped me through many challenging times and was a kind, thoughtful, caring man. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: - PA

“Joe was a cherished friend of mine for many years. He will be deeply missed.Samuel Knapp ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Samuel Knapp - Sunnyvale, CA

“Sending all our Love and Prayers to Nancy and Beloved Family.Joe was the Best the world has to offer. He was a breath of FreshAir each time you were...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Cathy Howe - Pittsburgh, PA

“I loved Dr. Cvitkovic. He was truly a life saver (with a great sense of humor). My deepest sympathy.Nita Fandray ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“God Speed Joe.... You were such a joy to work with a fair and honest man. Jodi Dobnak 3SWT ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: Jodi Dobnak - Pittsburgh, PA

“Joe I am going to miss you more than anyone knows. You were so much help for me when I lost Diane and other problems I had. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Don Jonischek


Age of 70, unexpectedly, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Son of the late Joseph and Anna Cvitkovic. Beloved husband of Nancy (Best). Devoted father of Jeffrey (Malinda) Cvitkovic and Kimberly (Matthew) Nixon. Treasured Pappy of Lilyana, Layla, Lola, Milo, Zachary, Liam and Beck. Special Brother of Sylvon (Paul) McCarthy. Brother-in-law of Joseph (Kathleen) Best and Donald (Amy) Jonischek. Also, survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe was loved very dearly by his family and could always be counted on to bring joy, laughter and adventure to the lives of all he knew. For over 40 years he served as a cherished guiding light for countless souls throughout his life's work as a Director of Behavior Health at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and his private practice in Mt. Lebanon. He will be remembered forever in our hearts. Friends are welcome Friday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., 15220 (412-563-2800) where a Blessing Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sister's Place, 418 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, PA 15025. If you need to reach a professional for support, please contact the counseling center in Pleasant Hills at 412-650-1116. If you need immediate assistance, contact 911. www.slaterfuneral.com