Hirko Obituaries II

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Obituaries are posted in the order received.  Items should be submitted exactly as found in the clipping to be true to the source. Individuals disputing the accuracy of the information are encouraged to submit their comments which will be included with their name as source. Date and place of publication are included where known as are the submitters. Contact me for submissions or to report errors.--Mike email

 
GEORGE JOSEPH HIRKO Sr., 68, of Black Lick (Palmertown) [PA] passed away at 2:15 a.m. July 25, 1960 in the Indiana Hospital. He was born March 10, 1892 in Czechoslovakia, son of Michael and Anna Kertis Hirko. A resident of the Palmertown area for the past 46 years. Mr. Hirko was a member of St Bonaventure Church of Palmertown; member of the Holy Name Society of his church and the knights of St. George, Branch 255, of Black Lick. He was a state highway employee. Surviving are his wife, Helen Urban Hirko, and these children: Joseph of Euclid, Ohio; Major George J. Jr., stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; August of New Alexandria, Pa.; Mrs. Roy (Ann) Salisbury of Butler; Andrew at home; Tech. Sgt. Edward, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Japan; Mrs. David (Helen) Joyce of Black Lick; Mrs. Edward (Mary) Lupyan of New Alexandria. Also surviving him are one sister, Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Adam of Trenton, N.J., and 23 grandchildren. Friends will be received at te Hallow Funeral Home in Blairsville, where brief prayer services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 28, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church, Palmertown, to be officiated by Father J.J. Hmelyar. Burial will follow in the S.S. Simon and Jude Cemetery in Blairsville. The Holy Name Society of St. Bonaventure Church will meet at the Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Wednesday to recite the Rosary.
Souce: Obituary, Indiana Evening Gazette, Tuesday July 28, 1960
Submitted by: Mike Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

 

Joseph [Paul] Hirko, [Sr.] Passes Away

Deceased was Plains Grocer for 30 Years
Joseph Hirko, Sr. of 621 Rutter Avenue, well known retired Plains businessman, passed away yesterday morning at 8 at his home after an illness of 10 months.  A native of Czechoslovakia, he was a son of the late George and Susan Krupa Hirko.  He came to America 52 years ago and settled in Midvale section of Plains.  In 1943, he moved to Kingston and lived there since.  Mr. Hirko had operated a grocery store on Maffet Street, Mivale, 30 years andwas well known in that section.  He retired from business in 1953.  He was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Stree, and had been active in church and fraternal affairs.  He was past president of the church council and had held all other offices in the church.  For more than 45 years Mr. Hirko had been secretary of Assembly 13 Slovak Evangelical Union.  Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Kanyuch; children Anna, wife of Rev. Bohuslav Tuhy, Chatham, Ontario, Canada; Mrs. Helen Lipiak, Greenwich, Conn; Mrs. Bella Kriner, State College; Mrs. Margaret Loveland, Washington, D.C.; Lt. Joseph, Jr. with the Air Force at March Air Force Base, Calif., and six grandchildren.  Funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the funeral home, 625 North Main Street with services at 1 in SL Mathew’s Church.  Internment in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas.  Friends may call tonight 7 to 10 and Tuesday 2 to 5, 7to 10.
Published in Wilkes-Barre Record 3 October 1960.  [Note: He died 2 October 1960 and buried 5 October 1960.]
Submitted by:  Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

LUCAS, MARY (NEE HIRKO) 05-31-2006
Mary Lucas (nee Hirko), a longtime Yonkers resident, died on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Mary was born August 11, 1910 in Ruska Nova Ves, Slovakia to George and Barbara Hirko. In Yonkers, she was employed at the Alexander Smith Carpet Shop, Geigy Chemical and at Professional Hospital as a Practical Nurse. Mary was a parishioner of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Yonkers and active in the Choir and Mother's Club. Beloved wife of the late Michael Lucas. Devoted mother of Rev. Edward Lucas of Weirton, WV, and Frank Lucas and his wife Debra of Yonkers, NY. Cherished grandmother of Catherine Lucas of San Diego, CA and Edward Lucas of Burlington, VT. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, June 1, at Duchynski-Cherko F.H. Inc. from 7 - 9 PM. Parastas at 8 PM. Blessing Service at the funeral home Friday, June 2, 9:30 AM. Divine Liturgy will be then celebrated at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, 768 North Street, White Plains, NY at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Holy Spirit Cemetery in Hamptonburgh, NY. “Family Owned and Operated“ DUCHYNSKI-CHERKO FUNERAL HOME, INC. 111 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers (914) 963-6121

Eugene Hirko
ST. MICHAEL - HIRKO - EUGENE, 78, St. Michael, died Sept. 6, 2011, at Golden Living Center.  Born April 18, 1933, in Summerhill Township, son of the late Andrew and Susan (Horochak) Hirko.  Survived by brothers Mike, Seward; and Paul, Salix; and twin sister, Jean, Tampa, Fla.  No viewing or visitation.  Inturnment, Dunlo United Methodist Cemetery.  Family is being served by Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale.
Published by The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA) September 7, 2011
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

HIRKO ELIZABETH A. "BETTY"
Age 91 of the North Hills on Sunday, November 30, 2008. Beloved wife for 69 years to her late husband Jesse. Loving mother of Marsha (Tom) Wood. Adoring grandmother of Kevin Wood. Aunt of Nancy Gutermuth and great-aunt of Bob Bogesdorfer. There will be no visitation. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 am Wednesday, December 10th in St. Alexis Church, Wexford, followed by interment at Holy Savior Cemetery, Gibsonia. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. The family suggests donations to St. Alexis Capital Campaign, c/o St. Alexis Parish, 10090 Old Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090-9320. Arrangements by GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 10418 Perry Hwy., McCandless. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from December 8 to December 9, 2008.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko Gig Harbor, WA

HIRKO JAMES R.
Age 59, of Venetia, on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Beloved husband of Dianne; loving father of Matthew, Rebecca, and Bradley Hirko; grandfather of Noah; cherished son of Mike and Mae Hirko; brother of David (Kim) Hirko; also survived by many caring family members and friends. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict the Abbot Church. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.com. Please add or view tributes at:
www.beinhauer.com  Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA
 

GEORGE S. HIRKO
GEORGE S. HIRKO age 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Elsie (nee Mizikar); loving father of Phyllis (Gaston) Marion-Landais, George (Trish), Patricia (Al) Hoyt, Janice (Rick) Sadler, Linda (Tony) Connelly and Agnes Andrasak; dearest grandfather of 16; dear great grandfather of seven; brother of Mary, Andrew, John and Joseph (all deceased). CREMATION. Friends received at THE ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 923 BROADWAY, BEDFORD (ONE MILE WEST OF FORBES-BROADWAY EXIT OF I-271), FRIDAY 6-8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Hope Church, Bedford on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment All Saints Cemetery. Although flowers are appreciated, family suggests contributions to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (www.cvnpa.org)
Published in The Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio] on February 23, 2012
Submitted by:  Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

Rose M. Werner Hirko
Rose M. Werner Hirko, 60, of Palmer Township, was stricken at home and passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Easton Hospital, Wilson Borough. Born: Born in Wilson Borough on April 14, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Annabelle Bellesfield Winger. Personal: She was the wife of the late John D. Hirko, Sr. with whom she shared 8 years of marriage prior to his death in 2008. Rose attended Easton High School. She currently was serving as a recruiter for the Miller-Keystone Memorial Blood Bank, Bethlehem. Previously, Rose worked for more than 25 years at the Head Start of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown where she served as the director of transportation. Memberships: She was a member and past president of the Avona Women's Shuffleboard League, West Easton. Survivors: She is survived by her loving family; daughter, Monica Kuchera and her husband, William of Coplay; sons, Brad Werner of Easton and Eric Werner and his wife, Tracey of Palmer Township; five grandchildren, Johnathan, Tiffany, Brad Jr., Jordin and Kayleigh; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Aerolynn; brothers, Richard Grey and his wife, Vivian of Palmer Township and Michael Gellock of Philadelphia; sisters, Amyjo Gellock of Palmerton and Tracey Jennings of Easton; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband, John, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Xavier and two sisters, Geraldine Miller and Barbara Morrell. Services: will be held on Friday, November 02, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Palmer Township. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Rose to the charity of one's choice.
Published in The Express Times [Easton, PA] on October 30, 2012.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

Margaret C. Hirko
Margaret C. Hirko, 81, formerly of Palmer Township, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in VNA of St. Luke s Hospice House. Born: March 9, 1930 in Mahanoy City, PA, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Margaret Starkey Roos. Personal: Her husband of 52 years, Edward J. Hirko, died February 8, 2003. Margaret retired in 1990 from Easton Hospital, where she was employed as a nurse for 42 years. She was a 1950 graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing. Margaret enjoyed collecting dolls. Memberships: She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. She had been a member of the former St. Michael s Catholic Church. Survivors: a son, Edward M. Hirko and his wife Jean, of Palmer Township; a brother, Joseph Roos, of Hatfield, PA; three grandchildren, Jennifer Rosa, Christina Sysko and Erica Montes; and five great-grandchildren, Corbin Rosa, Zack and Kira Sysko, and Alex and Jacob Montes. A son, John D. Hirko, died in 2008, a grandson, John D. Hirko, Jr., died in 1997, and a sister, Frances Smith, died earlier. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard s Oratory, 132 S. Fifth St., Easton. Call Friday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke s, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in The Express Times on February 2, 2012.
Submitted by Michael J, Hirko Gig Harbor, WA

JESSE J. HIRKO
Age 92, of the North Hills on Friday August 8, 2008. Beloved husband of Betty (Graysar) Hirko for 69 years; loving father of Marsha (Tom) Wood; adoring grandfather of Kevin Wood; uncle of Nancy Gutermuth. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass Thursday at 10am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford, followed by entombment at Holy Savior Cemetery, Gibsonia. Arrangements by GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 10418 Perry Highway, McCandless. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to a charity of donors choice. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

Published in the Pittsburgh [PA] Post-Gazette.
Submitted by Michael J, Hirko Gig Harbor, WA

Eugene Hirko
ST. MICHAEL, [PA] — HIRKO, Eugene, 78, St. Michael, [PA], died Sept. 6, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Born April 18, 1933, in Summerhill Township, son of the late Andrew and Susan (Horochak) Hirko. Survived by brothers, Mike, Seward; and Paul, Salix; and twin sister, Jean, Tampa, Fla. No viewing or visitation. Inturnment, Dunlo United Methodist Cemetery. Family is being served by Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale.
Published Source:  The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA; September 7, 2011
Submitted by: Sandra Kovalsky Sileo

Anne M. Krevinko Hirko
Anne M. Krevinko Hirko, age 89, of Marshall [Michigan] died Friday, December 29, 2006 at Tendercare of Marshall. Mrs. Hirko was born on December 7, 1917 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Charles and Barbara (Molish) Molish. She moved to the Marshall area in 2000 from Ypsilanti, Michigan. She had also lived in Uniontown, PA, and Livonia, Michigan. In 1938, she married Stephen Krevinko. He preceded her in death in August of 1966. She then married Michael [Mike] Hirko. He died in April of 1978. Anne's life was centered on her family and was a homemaker. While her children were still young, she had worked as a salesperson at the Kaufman Department Store in Uniontown, PA. Mrs. Hirko was a member of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in New Salem, PA and the Russian Orthodox Church in Livonia. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed sewing clothing for her family and making Robes and Gowns for the church. Anne also enjoyed reading and cooking. Education was very important to Anne and graduated from Ypsilanti High School when she was in her 50's. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Wayne) Allen of Marshall; and son, Steve (Jo) Krevinko of Northville, Michigan; 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; step-son, Mike [Michael] Hirko of California; half-sisters, Sophie Molish of Uniontown, PA, Kathryn Molish of AZ, and Margaret Molish of Uniontown, PA; step-sisters, Mary Olson of Perryopolis, PA and Ann. She is preceded in death by a brother, Michael Molish; sister, Dawn Zigalo; half-sister, Helen Kovach; and her daughter-in-law, Hanna Bonnie Krevinko. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home with Reverend Fr. Gregory Joyce officiating. Interment will follow in Oakridge Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home.
Published Source:  http://www.tributes.com/show/Anne-Hirko-88510815
Submitted by: Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

Elizabeth Rakushin Hirko
Elizabeth Rakushin Hirko, age 86, of Upper Peanut, Fayette County, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009 with her family by her side. She was born April 13, 1923 in Upper Peanut, Menallen Township, Pennsylvania the daughter of George Rakushin and Barbara Ufulussy Rakushin. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Steve Hirko; son, Stephen Hirko; four brothers: Joseph Rakushin, John Rakushin, George Rakushin, and Mike Rakushin; sisters: Julia Salava, Mary Munk, and Ann Gerber. She is survived by her daughter, Mary P. Hirko Gall and husband (whom she called her own son) Chuck Gall of Upper Middletown, Pennsylvania; grandchildren whom she loved so much: Andreanna Gall and Ian Gall; and all her special nurses and Friends at Lafayette Manor and also at The Center In The Woods. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, Pa, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. At the request of Mrs. Hirko, Funeral Services and also internment will be private. Panahida Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Published: Source: Uniontown Herald Standard, October 26, 2009
Submitted by: George Rakushin, Adamsville, TN

 

John C. Hirko    
HIRKO,  JOHN C.
Age 88, on May 16, 2008 of Munhall [PA]. Born in Secovce, Czechoslovakia. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Rusnak) Hirko for 62 years; father of Robert J. (Therese) Hirko, John B. (Laura) Hirko and Nancy Hirko; 6 grand children; and 7 great grand children. Brother of Mary Soncini (Pittsburgh) and the late Andrew Hirko; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a World War II Veteran, who served honorably in the European War Theatre. Employed as a Metallurgist at US Steel for 42 years, served as Chairman and Director of Tri-Boro Federal Credit Union, former member of Munhall Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board, Usher and member of St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Therese's Catholic Church, Munhall, PA. Graduate of Duquesne University and Central Catholic High School. John lived his life in service to others, his country and his community. Friends received SAVOLSKIS - WASIK - GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3501 Main St, Munhall, on Monday, May 19 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Therese's Catholic Church, Munhall, PA at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Therese's Church, Munhall, PA or the American Diabetes Association.
www.swgfuneralhome.com
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.
Published: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA) May 18-20, 2008
Submitted by: Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

Elizabeth B. [Hirko] Marco
July 16, 2004
Elizabeth "Betty" Marco of Swoyersville died Friday at home. She was born in Plains, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Biros Hirko. Mrs. Marco was formerly employed in the garment industry. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. Surviving are a daughter, Georgia Cywinski, Swoyersville; one granddaughter; sisters, Lillian Harris, Idaho; Anna Talipan, Pittston. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas. Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains.

Published: Published: Citizen's Voice, Wilkes-Barre PA, July 21, 2004
Submitted by: Lee Anna Hirko Appleyard; Bradford, United Kingdom

Elizabeth A. [Hirko] Puhak
Elizabeth A. [Hirko] Puhak, 66, of Conyngham [PA], died June 7. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Hirko, formerly of Stockton and was a 1954 graduate of Hazle Town [Hazleton] Township High School. She was currently employed at IMR Micrographics, Valmont Industrial Park. Surviving are her husband George Puhak Jr., and a son George Puhak III. Arrangements under the direction of Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., Hazleton, were held at the convenience of the family.
Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA, June 20, 2003.
Submitted by: Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

John Hirko, Sr.
June 16, 2005
John J. Hirko, Sr., 61, of East Diamond Ave., Hazleton, died Thursday evening at the Hazleton General Hospital.  He was born in Hazleton, a son of the late Joseph and Susan (Progansky) Hirko.  He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church.  Prior to retiring, he was employed at Barrett-Haentjens.  He was preceded in death bybhis brothers, James, Gerome, and Joseph Hirko and John Bogansky.  He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Erla; a son, John and his wife, Kimberly; and grandson, Joseph of Kingston; and the following brothers and sisters, Josephine Bogansky, Beech Mt.; Joseph Bogansky, Hazleton; Mary Hirko, Hazleton; Dorothy Steco, Lancaster; and Margaret Harahus, Hazleton; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home, Inc. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church.  Internment will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends and relatives may call this evening from 6 to 9.
Submitted by Andrew W. Hirko Jr., New Holland, PA. 

WIESE, JUDITH [Hirko]
 
Judith Marie Wiese, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Nathan Adelson Hospice. She was born March 8, 1945, in Binghamton, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Jean Hirko. She and her husband of 41 years, Jerry A. Wiese, have resided in Las Vegas for the past 35 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various callings, including Relief Society president, Young Women's president and Family History specialist. She was an avid genealogist, devoted mother and grandmother, and enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening and travel. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; three children, Jerry A. Wiese II and his wife, Kris, Kim Green and her husband, Jeff, and Steven Wiese; 10 grandchildren, Tara, Jerry III, Brian, Stirling, Cameron, Makenzie, Janelle, A.J., Tayler and Jorden; two sisters, Christine Bonner of New York and Mary Fryer of Washington; and a brother, Joseph Hirko of Oregon. She was predeceased by a sister, Teresa Towle of Massachusetts. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cimarron Chapel, 5750 N. Cimarron, just off Ann Road. A viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Burial at Palm Cemetery at Jones and Deer Springs will follow immediately after the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Las Vegas Review Joural.com, February 18, 2005

Submitted by: Steven Wiese, Las Vegas, NV

Margaret [Hirko] Laerzio [Shackelford]
LAERZIO, MARGARET -- A rosary for Margaret Laerzio, 88, of Fresno [California] will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Cathedral. Mrs. Laerzio, a nurse, died Wednesday [December 8, 2004]. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel.
Obituary. Fresno [CA] Bee, December 12, 2004
Submitted by: Theresa Hirko Chouinard, Fresno, CA

Maryann R. [Hirko] Pientka
Retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglas
Maryann R. Pientka, 70, of R.R. 3, Box 1596, Mount Union, died unexpectedly at 1130 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2004, at her home.  Born Dec. 11, 1933, in Plains, she was the daughter of Andrew and Julia Hirko.  She was united in marriage to Michael Pientka Sr. in May 1955 in Plains.  Mr. Pientka preceded her in death in 1989.  She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Michael J. Pientka Jr. of Colorado, Matthew J. Pientka of Arizona; Marshall J. Pientka of Texas and Michele J. Lemin of Mount Union, R.R. 3; and six grandchildren.  Five sisters and two brothers survive: Alberta Evancho and Betty Lou Dupak, both of Plains; Andrew Hirko of Lancaster; Florence Hornick of Wilkes-Barre; Michael Hirko of Plains; Dorothy Picchetti of Wilkes-Barre; and Barbara Hirko of Plains.  Mrs. Pientka was of the Catholic faith.  She was a graduate of Plains High School.  She retired in 1998 from Owens-Corning Fiberglas in Huntingdon with 19 years of service.  Previously, she had been employed by Arrow in Huntingdon and Robin Footwear in Mount Union.  She enjoyed sewing.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jim Stock officiating.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Wednesday. 
Submitted by Andrew W. Hirko Jr., New Holland, PA

Barbara [Hirko] Blazek
Mrs. Barbara Blazek, 87, having lived at the Fulton County Residential Facility for the last 13 years, died on Saturday morning, January 11, 2003, after a prolonged illness. She was born on January 23, 1915 in Ruska Nova Ves, Slovakia, the daughter of Barbara and Joseph Hirko. Barbara (Baba) was a homemaker and had been employed in the past at the Alexander Smith Carpet Factory in Yonkers, N.Y. Barbara was very devoted to her family and took great pride in her grandchildren. Mrs. Blazek had been a resident of Yonkers, N.Y. for 45 years before moving to Gloversville, N.Y. in 1980 to be near her daughter, Marilyn, and her grandchildren. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Blazek. Survivors include one son, Andrew Blazek of Mahopac, N.Y., and a daughter, Marilyn Rooney of Gloversville, N.Y. She had six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being managed by Whalen & Ball Funeral Home, 168 Park Ave., Yonkers, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at Most Holy Trinity Church in Yonkers, N.Y. on Wednesday, January 15, at 10 a.m. Contributions in memory of Barbara Blazek can be made to Sacred Heart Church, 189 Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville, N.Y. or the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, 847 County Highway 122, Gloversville, N.Y. 12078.
The Leader-Herald, Gloversville, NY, 17 January 2003
Submitted by: Michael J. Hirko

Mary Lee F. [Hirko] Ulrich
Mary Lee F. Ulrich, 61 of Racine , Wis. and formerly of Midland [MI], died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 3, 1941, in Queens, New York City, daughter of Joseph and Geraldine (Dick) Hirko. Mary had been a resident of Racine for the last four years. She was united in marriage with Robert J. Ulrich on Sept. 2, 1972, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mary was a certified nursing assistant for 25 years at hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christian Women, and the Welcome Wagon, all in Racine and a past member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Midland. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Surviving in addition to her husband Robert of 29 years; are her son , Michael Ulrich of Andover, Ohio; her daughter, Katelyn; her parents, Joseph and Geraldine Hirko of Eastlake, Ohio; brothers and sister, Joseph (Diane) Hirko of Kirtland, Ohio, Joan (Greg) of Lakewood, Ohio, and Thomas (Lorrie) Hirko of Willowick, Ohio; mother-in-law Marian Ulrich of Northeast, Pa., brothers-in-law Ronald (Betty) Ulrich of Erie, Pa., and Thomas (Ann) Ulrich of Northeast, Pa.; nieces, and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2002, from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Jack R. Johnson will officiate, with entombment in New Calvary Mausoleum. Mrs. Ulrich's family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.
Midland [MI} Daily News of 26 March 2002.
Submitted by: Michael J. Hirko

Hirko, Susan [L.]
December 20, 2002
Susan L. Hirko, of Plains Township, died Friday at Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Plains Township, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Biros) Hirko. She was employed at Consolidated Cigar Co., Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of Sacred Heart and St. John's Parish Community, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by brothers, Andrew, George, John, Thomas and Michael; and sisters, Dorothy Walsh and Mary C. Hirko. Surviving are sisters, Anna Talipan, Wesley Village; Betty Marco, Swoyersville; Lillian Harris, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Sat, December 21, 2002
Submitted by: Michael J. Hirko

Andrew Joseph Hirko (Woody)
Josephine
Andrew Joseph Hirko, 74, of Josephine, [PA] died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in St. Andrews Village, Indiana, Pa. A son of George and Helen (Urban) Hirko, he was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Black Lick. Surviving are a stepson, Richard T. Gillis of Springfield, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Dacie Bridge and her husband, Robert, of Blairsville RD3, Michelle Bartell and her husband, Mark, of Salem, N.J., and Marcelle Molnar and her husband, Robert, of Homer City; four grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Salisbury of Butler, Helen Joyce of Blairsville and Mary Lupyan of New Alexandria; and a brother, Joseph Hirko of Eastlake, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Michael, John, August and Edward Hirko; and three sisters, Ann, Helen and Mary Hirko. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RICHARD L. SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME, 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Graceton, with the Rev. Father Lawrence Hoppe as celebrant. Interment to follow in the Blairsville Cemetery.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/21/2002
Submitted by: Theresa (Teri) Hirko Critchfield, Champion, PA

August J. Hirko
New Alexandria [PA]
August J. Hirko, 80, of New Alexandria, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Palmertown, Indiana County, a son of the late George and Helen Urban Hirko. He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, New Alexandria, and a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He retired from the Latrobe State Store where he had been the manager. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Mabel Shanefelter Hirko, on Feb. 29, 1984; a son-in-law, Vaughn E. Connor; three infant sisters; and four brothers, Mike, John, George and Edward Hirko. He is survived by a daughter, Judith A. Connor of New Derry; a son, Charles C. Hirko of Derry; two brothers, Andrew ``Woody'' Hirko of Josephine and Joseph Hirko of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Ann Salsbury of Butler, Mrs. David (Helen) Joyce of Blairsville and Mrs. Edward (Mary) Lupyan of New Alexandria; two grandsons, Steven Hirko of Greensburg and Blayne Connor of New Derry; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. James Roman Catholic Church in New Alexandria. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Unity Township, with Father Lawrence T. Persico as celebrant.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/28/2002
Submitted by: Joseph Michael (Mike) Hirko

Anastasia (Hirko) Savio
Anastasia Savio of Renton died Sept. 9, 2001, in Renton [WA]. She was 88. Born Nov. 29, 1912, in Issaquah, she lived in the Renton area for 69 years. Mrs. Savio retired in 1977 after 44 years of service at The Boeing Co. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Savio; brother, John Hirko; and sister, Hazel Hoppe. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Hirko of North Bend, and sister, Susan Weflen of Kennewick. Memorial Masses will be held at noon Sunday and at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 at St. Anthony's Parish in Renton. Arrangements are by Faull-Stokes Mortuary in Renton.
South County Journal, Kent WA, 9/29/2001
Submitted by:  Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

Id#: 0547078
Name: Hirko, Michael
Date: Mar 13 1972
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko. Michael Hirko, beloved son of Anna (nee Fecko), of Europe and Michael (deceased), brother of George and John, both of Europe, Kmotor of Anna Fontara and Theresa, distant nephew of Sophia Bencho, suddenly, Mar. 10. Services Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. at St. Gregary Bvaontine Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at The Joseph Misencik Funeral Home, 17500 Madison Ave., Corner Of Madison And Lakewood Ave. Monday 2-5 And 7-9 P.M.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547077
Name: Hirko, Mary Jane
Date: Jan 12 1969
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko. Mary Jane Hirko, beloved daughter of George and Mary (nee Silay), dear sister of Lours Kirkwood and George, and aunt. Funeral Monday, Jan. 13, 1969 at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic, Church at 9:30 a.m. Friends received at The Funeral Home of Joseph Marhevko, 4438 Pearl Rd. Sunday 2-5 And 7-10 P.M. Parastas 7:30 P.M. Sunday.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547076
Name: Hirko, Mary
Date: Feb 27 1973
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko. Mary Hirko, beloved mother of John, Joseph, Andrew, George and the late Mary, dear sister of Stephen Andrassy, grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of ten. Funeral Mass at St. Wenceslas Church at 9:30 A.M., Wednesday, Feb. 28. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at The Perko Funeral Home, 16222 Broadway, Maple-Heights (Between Maple Town And Lee Rd., 7-9 P.M. Monday, 2-4 And 7-9 P.M. Tuesday.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547075
Name: Hirko, Mary
Date: Aug 8 1973
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko. Mary Hirko (nee Gresko), beloved wife of Andrew Sr., dearest mother of Andrew Jr., John, Michael and Joseph, dear sister of John and the following deceased; Anna Guzi, Steve and Joseph, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of three. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at The Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge Rd., Parma, O., at 8:30 A.M., and at Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church at 9 A.M. Parastas Wednesday 7:30 P.M. Interment Holy Ghost Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday, 2-4 And 7-10 P.M.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547074
Name: Hirko, Leona W.
Date: Jan 16 1969
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko. Leona W. Hirko, age 54, of Meator, O., formerly of Cleveland, beloved wife of Joseph G., dear mother of Mrs. Lucille Scholes, sister of Mrs. Alice Knesecherk, and Mrs. Evelyn Grambo, Mrs. Hazel Medien, Mrs. Iva, Lane Thomas and Alvin Patterson and grandmother. Services, 2 P. M. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1969 at The Brunner Funeral Home, 8466 Mentor Ave. (Rt. 20), Mentor, O., where the family will receive friends 7 To 9 Thursday, 2 To 4 And 7 To 9 Friday.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547073
Name: Hirko, Helen
Date: 12/18/1974
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Perko. Funeral Directors List (Oct. 27.-Dec. 22, 1974).
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547072
Name: Hirko, George, Andrew
Date: Apr 27 1960
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko, George, Andrew, age 19 months, beloved son of John and Lois (nee Walter), brother of Beverly John and Robert, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Walter and Mr. and Mrs. A. Hirko, late residence, 1538 Holmden Ave. Friends received at Mather's Parlors, 3227 W. 25 St. Services Thursday, Apr. 28, at 1:30 p. m.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0547071
Name: Hirko, George Sr.
Date: Feb ? 1974
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #117.
Notes: Hirko. George Hirko Sr., beloved husband of Mary (nee Silay), dear father of Laura Kirkwood, George J. and the late Mary Jane, dear grandfather of eight, dear brother of Andy. Funeral services Tuesday, Feb. 5, at The Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge Rd., Parma, O., at 9 A.M. Funeral Mass St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, at 9:30 A.M. Interment Holy Ghost Cemetery Parastas Monday, 7:30 P.M. Family will receive friends Monday 2 To 4 And 7 To 9 P.M.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

Id#: 0148061
Name: Hirko, Mathew
Date: 1928
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #038.
Notes: 1863-1928. age-65. Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.
Submitted by: Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH.

HIRKO
Lois Lucille Hirko, age 70, passed away May 7, 2001. beloved wife of John, devoted mother of Beverly (Dale) Kindl, John, Bob (Kim) and Sandy (Bob) Sietz; loving grandmother of Michelle (Roger) Mitrisin, Dave, Dan and Dana Kindl, Bobby and Amanda Seitz, Alex and Jonathon Hirko. Friends may call at the Vodrazka Funeral Home, 6505 Brecksville Road, Independence (Rt. 2, South of Rockside), where services will be held Friday, May 11, 2001 at 11 a.m. Interment Mapleshade Cemetery. Visiting hours, Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 9, 2001
Submitted by Pat Schmidt, Cleveland, OH

Elizabeth S. Hirko
Elizabeth S. Hirko 75, of Kelso [WA], died March 13, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center. She was born September 18, 1925, in Adah, PA to John and Susie (Rusnak) Tomasko. She came to Kelso in 1989 from Indio, Calif. She enjoyed her religion. Survivors include a son, Michael J. Hirko of Gig Harbor, Wash.; a brother John Tomasko of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister, Katherine (last name unavailable) [Fine] in Missouri; and two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Richards. At her request, no service will be held. Cremation will take place under the direction of Cascade Northwest Funeral Chapel.
The Daily News, Longview, Wash., Friday, March 16, 2001
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

MICHAEL A. HIRKO
Broward County [Florida]
Hirko, Michael A., 73, died July 14, 1995. Fred Hunter's Hallandale Home.
Sun-Sentinel Archives, Sunday, July 16, 1995, Page: 6B.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA.

JOHN D. HIRKO JR.
John D. Hirko Jr., 21, of 629 Christian St., Bethlehem, died April 23  [1997] at home.  He was last employed by Valley Forge Information Service.  Born in Wilson, he was a son of John D. Hirko Sr. of Easton and Gwendolyn Dashner of Palmer Township.  Survivors: Parents; sister, Jennifer E., and paternal grandparents, Edward and Margaret Hirko, all of Palmer Township, and fiance, Kristin A. Fodi, with whom he resided.  Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township. No calling hours. Arrangements, Strunk Funeral Home, Wilson.
The Morning Call, Friday, May 2, 1997, Page: B10.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA.

MRS. MARGARET [Hirko] HURBAN
Mrs. Margaret Hurban, formerly of Easton, died Saturday [November 14, 1987] in Mahwah, N.J. She was the widow of John P. Hurban.  Born in Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Hirko) Hurban.  Surviving are two daughters, Marjorie Austin of Teaneck, N.J., and Jane of Studio City, Calif.; two brothers, John Hirko of Phillipsburg and Stephen Hirko of Bethlehem, and a sister, Mary Rash in Texas.  Services will be 2 p.m. today in the Curran-Finegan Funeral Home, 1837 Washington Blvd., Wilson. Calling hours will begin at noon today.
The Morning Call, Wednesday, November 18, 1987, Page: B20.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA.

JOHN M. HIRKO
John M. Hirko, 64, of Strykers Road, Lopatcong Township, died Thursday [June 8, 1989] at Warren Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret H. (Kowalick) Hirko. He was employed by Metropolitan Edison Co., Easton, retiring in January with 43 years service.  Born in Czechoslovakia, he was a son of Julia (Gold) Hirko of Easton, and the late Andrew Hirko.  He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Easton.  He was an Army staff sergeant during World War II.  Survivors: Wife and mother; daughter, Kim Marie at home; brother, Steven of Allentown; and sister, Mary Rash of Arlington, Texas. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Curran-Finegan Funeral Home, 1837 Washington Blvd., Wilson; Mass at 10 a.m., St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Easton. Call 4-6 p.m. Sunday.
The Morning Call , Saturday, June 10, 1989, Page: B27.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA.

JOHN E. HIRKO
John E. Hirko, 72, of Bethlehem Township, formerly of the 1500 block of Bushkill Street, Wilson, died Tuesday  [April 27, 1993] in the home of his niece, Janice Pavick, with whom he resided.  He was the husband of the late Anne H. (Drummond) Hirko.  He worked for the former Continental Motors, Lower Nazareth Township, formerly of Easton, before retiring.  Born in Yukon, W.Va, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Tomasovitch) Hirko.  He was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Wilson.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors: Brother, Edward of Palmer Township, and sisters, Margaret A. White of Palmer Township, Veronica Sedlak of Nazareth and Mary Turner of Avoca, Luzerne County.  Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem. No calling hours. Arrangements, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson.
The Morning Call , Thursday, April 29, 1993, Page: B12.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA.

JULIA HIRKO
Mrs. Julia Hirko, 86, formerly of Wilson, died Thursday [November 22, 1990] in the Easton Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Andrew Hirko.  Born in Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gold.  She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Easton.  Survivors: Son, Stephen A. of Coopersburg; daughter, Mary Rash of Fort Worth, Texas, and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, John, and daughters, Margaret Hurban and Stella.  Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Finegan Funeral Home, Phillipsburg, followed by Mass in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Easton. No calling hours.
The Morning Call, Saturday, November 24, 1990,  Page: B40.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA.

Margaret H. (Kowalick) Hirko
NEIGHBORS WHO KNEW SUSPECT ARE PUZZLED BY SLAYING [July 25, 1993]
Born in Lafayette, N.J., Margaret H. Hirko [62-year-old widow] was a daughter of the late John R. and Frances (Shaffer) Kowalick.  A homemaker, Hirko moved to Lopatcong Township 40 years ago from Independence Township, Warren County.  In addition to Kim Marie Hirko, the other immediate survivor[s] are brother, Joseph Kowalick of Troy, Bradford County, and Steven Hirko of Allentown, brother of Kim's father.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, N.J. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. today at the Scala Memorial Home, 124 High St., Hackettstown, N.J.
The Morning Call, Date: Wednesday, July 28, 1993, Page: B06.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor WA, in abbreviated form.

Margaret [Hirko] Miller, of Stockton No. 7, died late Sunday [May 16, 1999] at Hazelton General Hospital. Born in Hazle Brook  [PA] she was the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Hlatki) Hirko. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hazletown, and worked for Publix before retiring. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Robert, in 1960: brothers, John, Joseph, Steve, Michael and George: sister Mary Gurcki: and great-grandson Micheal P. Miller, who died May 2 (in a car accident). Surviving are sons, John, Stockton, Robert, Riverside and Eugene, Hazleton; 8 grandchildren , 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30am Friday at St. Josephs R.C. Church. Burial will be at the family's convenience.
May 20, 1999 Hazelton Standard Speaker
Submitted by Lori & Chris Hirko, Washington NJ.


Joseph M. Hirko Sr.
Joseph M. Hirko Sr., 80, of Stahlstown RD1, died Sunday, July 2, 1995, at Integrated Health Services at Mountain View, after a long battle with complications of congestive heart failure. He was born March 11, 1915, in Coy, Indiana County, a son of the late Michael J. and Mary Senyitko Hirko. Raised in Brinton, East Pittsburgh, he was a talented young athlete, playing baseball, football, and basketball for a number of amateur and semi-pro teams in the Pittsburgh area during the 1930s and ë40s. He retired in 1980 from Westinghouse Research and Development in Churchill. In retirement he enjoyed reading, beekeeping and electronics, and remained an avid sports fan, especially of the Steelers. A U.S. Army infantry veteran of World War II, he served in the Philippines, and was a member of American Legion Post #446 of Mt. Pleasant and life member of VFW Post #734 of Ligonier. He was also a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Chestnut Ridge, the Jednota Branch #199of Hostetter and had been a member of the Kosciuszko Club of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Albert P. Hirko Sr.; two brothers, Albert and John Hirko; and two sisters, Mary Toth and Helen Markham [Markum]. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Suich Hirko; five children, Joseph M. Jr. of Kelso, Wash., Mrs. Robert (Martha) Gross Datz of Garden Grove, Calif., Michael J. and James G., both of Stahlstown, and Mrs. Randy (Teri) Critchfield of Champion; a sister, Ann Kachman of North Braddock; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral mass to be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. with the rev. Simon J. Toth, O.S.B., as celebrant. Internment with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post #446 will follow in St. Raymond Catholic Cemetery, Saltlick Township. A parish wake service will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Submitted by Joseph M. (Mike) Hirko Jr., Kelso, WA with [corrections].

HIRKO John Hirko, 82, 19 Franklin St., died Sunday morning [19 Oct 1962] at the Mott’s Nursing Home, Binghamton [NY]. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mary Borho, Munhall PA; Mrs. Anna Zeitz and Mrs. Margaret Sebesta, both of Binghamton, Mrs. Mildred Meade, Brooklyn and Mrs. Irene Derr, Niagara Falls; five sons, Michael Hirko, Munhall PA, George, William, and Joseph Hirko, all of Binghamton and Edward Hirko, Johnson City; 26 grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Robert J. Bednarsky Funeral Home, 96 Glenwood Ave. and at 2 p.m. at the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Burial will be in the Slovak Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Joseph W. Billy will conduct prayer services at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30.
Submitted by Judy Hirko Wiese, Las Vegas, NV.

Mary Hirko
Mrs. Mary Hirko, Washington. D.C., a former resident of Buck Mountain, died at Cafritz Hospital, Washingfton, D.C., Wednesday evening. She was a daughter of the late Metro and Anna Phillips. While in Buck Mountain she was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Church, Mahanoy City. Her husband, Andrew died in 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Anezin of Washington, D.C., with whom she resided; two grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday morning at the Haughney Funeral Home, Mahanoy City. Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Mahanoy City with internment in the parish cemetery, Saturday morning. The funeral will be conducted from the Haughney Funeral Home of Mahanoy City with J.A. Oravitz and Sons Funeral Home in charge.
Pottsville Republican, August 23, 1973.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko.

Andrew Hirko
Andrew Hirko, of Buck Mountain, died Tuesday afternoon at his home following a prolonged illness. Born in Slovakia, he had resided in Buck Mountain since coming to this country. A retired miner, Mr. Hirko had been employed by Sullivan Trail Coal Company. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Rite Church, and American Legion, both of Mahanoy City. His wife, the former Mary Phillips, preceded [incorrect, she died in 1973] him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Anna Anezin, Washington, D.C.; Joanne Hirko, at home; seven grandchildren. Funeral Friday morning from Haughnes Funeral Home, 101 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, Mass in St. Mary’s Church with internment in the parish cemetery. Parastas on Thursday evening. J.A. Oravitz and Sons, Funeral Directors of Shenandoah, have charge.
Pottsville Republican, May 8, 1968.
Submitted by Michael J. Hirko, Gig Harbor, WA

Mr. Hirko death noted
A Former Fairbank resident, Michael [Mike] Hirko, 64 of Ypsilanti, Mich., died there April 24 [1978]. Mr. Hirko is survived by his wife Ann Molish Kreveinko [Krevinko]; a son, Capt. Michael John Hirko, Suisun City, Calif., a stepson, Steve Krevinko, Plymouth, Mich., step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Allen, Saline, Mich., twin grandsons and five step-grandchildren; following sisters: Mrs. George (Helen) Fabian, Warren, Mich., Mrs. Mary Sisak, Mrs. Margaret Laerzio; Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) [Lizibet] Rosseau, Mrs. Robert (Theresa) Chouinard, and a brother, George Hirko, all of Fresno, Calif., and a brother, Steve Hirko , Waltersburg. Mr. Hirko was a veteran of World War II, and a retired foreman for General Motors in Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents: Michael and Anna [Sziszak] Hirko, a sister, Anna, two brothers, Charles and John. Funeral Services were held at St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Detroit, Mich. Burial was in Ypsilanti, Mich.
1978.
Submitted by Michael John Hirko with corrections [ ].

Hirko, Stephen
"Steve" - Age 75 years, of Waltersburg, PA, died Friday, March 1, 1991, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 31, 1915, in Thompson One, PA, son of the late Michael and Anna Sesock Hirko. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Stephen Joseph; and the following brothers and sisters: John, Charles, Michael, George, Helen Fabian, and Mary Sisak. He was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army, retired employee of General Motors Fisher Body Division, and member VFW Post 47. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rakushin Hirko; two daughters: Mrs. Ronald (Annette) Powelko and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Hirko-Gall; a granddaughter, Natalie Elizabeth-Ann Powelko; and sisters: Margaret Laerzio, Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) Rosseau, and Mrs. Robert (Theresa) Chouinard all of Fresno, California. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem.
Taken from the Uniontown Library, Uniontown, PA: Uniontown Herald-Standard; March 3, 1991
Submitted by Annette Hirko Powelko.

Fatal Mine Accidents
Miner Killed at Prospect Colliery - Another Meets Death at Georgetown.
A fall of top rock in the Prospect colliery, yesterday [February 21, 1913] at noon, caught and almost instantly killed George Hirko age 61, of Midvale [now Plains Twp.].  Mr. Hirko had resided in Midvale and vicinity for about thirty years. He is survived by his wife and five sons. The funeral will be conducted from the family home on Abbey Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 0'clock. Rev. Stephen Tuhy will officiate and internment will be in the parish cemetery.
From the 22 February 1913 edition of the Wilkes-Barre Record.
Submitted by Tommy D. Hirko.

Joseph Hirko, Sr. Claimed by Death
Joseph Hirko, Sr. retired Plains Township grocer, died yesterday morning at his home, 621 Rutter Avenue , Kingston following 10 Months illness. [Cause of death is listed as tuberculosis in church records.] A native of Slovakia he was a son of the late George and Susan Krupa Hirko. He came to America 52 Years ago and settled in the Midvale section of Plains. In 1943 he moved to Kingston and lived there since. Mr. Hirko had operated a grocery store on Maffett Street, Midvale, for 30 years and was well known in that section. He retired from business in 1953. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, North Main Street and had been active in church and fraternal affairs. He was past president of the church council and had held all other offices in the church. For more than 45 years Mr. Hirko had been secretary of Assembly 13, Slovak Evangelical Union. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Kanyuch; children Anna, wife of Rev. Bohuslav D. Tuhy , Chatham, Ontario, CN., Mrs. Helen Liptak, Greenwich, Ct., Mrs. Betta Kriner, State College, Mrs. Margaret Loveland Washington, DC, Lt. Joseph, Jr. with the Air Force at March A.F.B., Ca. and six grandchildren. Funeral will be held Wednesday.
From the 3 October, 1960 Edition of the Wilkes-Barre Record.
Submitted by Thomas D. Hirko.

Michael Hirko
Michael Hirko, rear 625 North Main Street, Hilldale, Plains Township, died in General Hospital yesterday afternoon [19 December 1968] at 3. He was admitted Wednesday at 11. A native of Phoenixville, Pa. he resided in Plains Township since childhood. He attended Plains schools and was employed as a motor runner by the Lehigh Valley Coal Company close to 30 years. A baseball enthusiast, he formerly played with the Port Bowkley and Midvale teams. Mr. Hirko was manager of the Plains Little League a number of years and played with a traveling league of Plains. He was secretary of United Mine Workers, Local 1616, 10 years; was a member of St. Marys Byzantine Greek Rite Catholic Church. Surviving are his mother - Mrs. Julia Hirko, Wilkes-Barre; his wife the former Cathryn Nehrebecki of Plains; children, Michael John, Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. George E. Albert, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; brothers, George Hirko, New Brittain, Ct.; Andrew Hirko, San Diego, Ca.; Joseph Hirko, Hudson,Plain Twp.; sisters. Mrs. Mary Cinbak, Conemaugh, Pa.; Mrs. Helen Kutney, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Taulanka, Plain, Pa. ; two grandchildren. Funeral will be held from the funeral home, 40 South Main Street, Plains, where friends may call Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
20 December 1968
Wilkes-Barre, PA Record
Submitted by Tommy D. Hirko

John Hirko, 42, died yesterday morning [February 19, 1934] at his home, 68 Warner Street, Plains. Mr. Hirko, long a resident of Plains Township, was a member of St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Julia and children Michael, Mrs. Mary Cimbak, Helen, Anna, George, Andrew, and Joseph. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 8:30 with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Catholic Church at 9. Interment will be in the church cemetery, Dallas.
Submitted by Tommy D. Hirko.


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