James B. Vaslavsky, of Farrell, died at 10:07 a.m. Saturday (3-23-13) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 69.
He was born June 2, 1943 in Leckrone (Louck’s Hill) Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late John Peter and Elizabeth Margaret Bartok Vaslavsky.
Mr. Vaslavsky served with the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic during the Vietnam era. He worked as a machinist at Keystone Rolls in Wheatland.
He enjoyed watching football, baseball and bowling. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. In his earlier years he enjoyed playing volleyball, golf and softball.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn Anderson Vaslavsky, whom he married April 16, 1991; a son, Ken J. Vaslavsky and his wife, Amy, of Greensburg, Pa.; a daughter, Debbie A. Garbin and her husband, Fred, of Jeannette, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Lisa J. Moore, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; six grandchildren, James, Matthew, Tyler, Abigal, Danny and Joey; two brothers, John Vaslavsky and his wife, Joanne, of Smithfield, Pa., and Steve Vaslavsky and his wife, Sharon, of Masontown, Pa.; also three sisters, Elizabeth Schoenherr and her husband, Bill, of Uniontown, Pa., Theresa Yelenick and her husband, Bob, and Barbara Miller and her husband, Ralph, all of Smithfield, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Richard Mayher and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, MaryAnn Mayher.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today (3-25-13) at YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 300 S. Vine St., Carmichaels, Pa. To sign the online guest book, visit www.YoskovichFH.com
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday (3-26-13) at the funeral home with Rev. Bruce R. Judy officiating.
Interment: Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa., with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491.