John F. "Whitey" Havranek

January 21, 1926 - July 24, 2005

John F. "Whitey" Havranek

January 21, 1926 - July 24, 2005


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Obituary for John F. "Whitey" Havranek

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.

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