The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 21, 2013

Irene Zahuranec

St. Adalbert’s member co-owned family orchard


---- — Irene Zahuranec, formerly of Jefferson Township, entered into eternal rest Friday (6-21-2013) at Nugent’s Convalescent Home, Hermitage. She was 90.

Irene was born in Farrell on April 18, 1923 to the late Stanley and Mary Kalinowski Franczkowski (Franczek). A 1942 graduate of Farrell High School, Irene was a member of St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church, Farrell, and its Infant of Prague Society. She worked in ordnance at Sharon Steel Corp. during World War II.

 Surviving is her husband, Edward Zahuranec, whom she married Feb. 2, 1946. After their marriage they owned and operated Charleston Fruit Farm in Jefferson Township. Irene was a full-time mom, outstanding cook and baker while raising five children.

Besides her husband, Edward, who resides at Nugent’s, she is survived by: three daughters, Faith (Ronald) Faber of Brookfield; Natalie (Steven) Lukac of Liberty Township, Trumbull County; and Gina Zahuranec of Sharpsville; two sons, Edward (Jennifer) Zahuranec of Mercer; and Terry Zahuranec of Lakemont, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Michael and Dan Faber; Sarah Nash; Trevor, Michelle, Diane and Cole Zahuranec; Ashtin Graham; and Courteney and Steven Lukac; and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Irene was preceded in death by a sister Stella DeCapira and a brother Telesfor Franczek.


Irene, 90, Hermitage, formerly of Jefferson Township.

Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday (6-24-13) in Tomon Funeral and Cremation Services in Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon. A Christian wake service will be offered at 7:45 p.m. in the funeral home.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (6-25-13) in St. Adalbert’s Church, 1035 Fruit Ave., Farrell, with the Rev. Charles Skinner as celebrant.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage.