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John Staskavitch (aka Suscavich)

d. April 4, 2012

John Staskavitch (aka Suscavich), 86, of Roscoe, formerly of California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Born Oct. 5, 1925, in California, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Podbereska Staszkiewicz. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and American Legion Post 377, both in California. After proudly serving his country in the Army during World War II, Mr. Staskavitch went to work for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, where he retired as a boilermaker. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins in England, Germany, Poland and Russia. In addition to his parents, Mr. Staskavitch was preceded in death by his sisters, Sophie Letko Chop, Bessie Slusarczyk Norton, Isabelle Jerokovitch and Anna Kayatin; and brothers, Michael Jr, Frank and John I. Staskavitch. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 12, beginning with a 10:15 prayer service in the funeral home followed by a 10:30 Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roscoe, with Rev. George Moneck officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center.

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