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John F. "Whitey" Havranek, 79, of 3028 George St., New Castle, died the night of Sunday July 24, 2005 in Jameson Memorial Hospital. Born January 21, 1926 in Conway, Pa, a son of the late Aloise and Barbara Koutek Havranek.
Mr. Havranek married the former Mary Jane Spagnola on May 14, 1949. She survives.
John was a retired electrician with American Bridge Company of Ambridge, Pa. He served the company for 37 years. Mr. Havranek was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed his family, playing the accordian, and participating in senior citizens bowling leagues.
Mr. Havranek was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II.
In addition to his wife, Mary Jane, survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Terrence Havranek & Maria of the Phillipines, Thomas Havranek & Mimi of Oil City, Timothy Havranek & Margie of New Castle; one sister, Ann Fennych of Conway, Pa; and 7 grandchildren, Regina, Thomas, Treana, Theya, Bobby, Tommy, and Pamela.
John was preceded in death by a brother, Rudy Havranek.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 941 S. Mill St. A procession will leave the funeral home at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 28, 2005 for St. Joseph the Worker Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Rev. Fr. Robert Schweitzer of St. Joseph will officiate.
Entombment will be in Parkside Mausoluem.