Isabelle (Hernandez) Tishko

June 17, 1936 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 85)


Isabelle Hernandez Tishko, 85, of North Versailles was called home to the Lord on Saturday,
March 5th, 2022. She handled her illness this past year with grace and positivity. She was born
June 17, 1936 to the late Alejandro Hernandez and Mary Ketus Hernandez Cedillo. She was the
devoted wife of 46 years to the late James Lee Tishko and was also preceded in death by
siblings: brother Alexander (late Bobbie) Hernandez, sister Rose Xides, brother Raymond (late
Rachel) Hernandez and by infant granddaughter Alicia Tishko.
Isabelle was a 1954 graduate of McKeesport High School and attended Douglas Business
School where she took classes in hotel & restaurant management. She went on to work for
Wilkins Jewelry Company, The Sheraton Hotel Corporation where she traveled to help open
new Sheraton locations, and the Red Bull Inn as a banquet manager.
She was a wonderful mother to four children: James Tishko (Jackie Coffman) of Virginia, Mark
(Mary Ann) Tishko of Pittsburgh, Tina (Richard) Sullivan of North Versailles, and Jeffrey (Elaine)
Tishko of Plum. She was the cherished grandmother of Ashley (Eric) Geyer, Mark John Tishko,
Amanda (John) Gault, James Payne (fiance’ Amanda), Sabrina, Alexander, Benjamin, & Jillian
Tishko, and Rebecca & Sianna Sullivan. She was blessed with precious great-grandchildren
Colin Payne, Lennon Geyer, Aubrey Gault, and little baby-Geyer on the way. Isabelle was one
of ten children and is also survived by siblings: Dolores “Dee” (Rich) Ingram, Daniel (Sandy)
Hernandez, John Hernandez (& friend Barb Woods), Richard (Joanne) Hernandez, George
“Chico” (Anita) Hernandez, Olivia (Bill) Andrew and brother-in-law Byron Xides. She is also
survived by extended family in Virginia: Michael, Caitlynn, & Taylor Coffman. She was a special
aunt to many nieces and nephews and had many great friends.
She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church (Mary, Mother of God Parish) for over 60
years, AARP East Allegheny Chapter #2580, and ISDA Lodge #57. An excellent role-model for
her children & grandchildren, Isabelle gave of her time selflessly. She was a volunteer at MA’s
Food Pantry serving E. Mckeesport & N. Versailles, LifeSpan Mon Valley Senior Center
McKeesport, St. Robert Bellarmine Church (Ladies of Charity, Christian Mothers, Eucharistic
Ministry, Working/Baking for Street Fairs, Bingos, Fish Fries, etc.) She assisted her
late-husband Jim with his Knights of Columbus duties and enjoyed helping with set-up of
hospitality rooms for Priests & Bishops at the K of C Conventions. She was involved with the
McKeesport Class of 1954 High School Reunion Committee.
Isabelle enjoyed cooking & baking, puzzles, bingo, scratch-off tickets and the casino, rooting for
Pittsburgh sports teams, and organizing events. She loved her faith and she loved her family
without fail. She was a loyal and fun-loving friend. She added life to the party, and her
welcoming smile will be missed by all.
Friends and family will be received at the Alfieri Funeral Home, 201 Marguerite Ave.,
Wilmerding, Wednesday March 9 from 2-8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
Thursday, 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Interment to follow at New
St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to LifeSpan Mon Valley
Senior Center McKeesport, 4313 Walnut St., Suite 370, McKeesport, PA 15132.

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March 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alfieri Funeral Home Inc.
201 Marguerite Ave
Wilmerding, PA 15148

Mass of Christian Burial
March 10, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Robert Bellarmine Church of Mary Mother of God Parish

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