Stephen Joseph Evanick, 92, of Blairsville passed away on Monday, November 11th, 2019 in his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family.
The son of Joseph Evanick and Ella Sullivan Evanick, he was born in Center Twp., PA on December 15, 1926.
He was a member of SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Blairsville. He was also a member of the Salem Beagle Club, Red Barn Sportsman Club, Croatian Fraternal Union, and United States Steel Workers. Steve retired in January 1989 from Latrobe Steel after 38 years of service.
Steve loved polka music and especially when dancing with his wife. He also enjoyed hunting, bowling, and gardening. Everywhere Steve went he ran into someone he knew or if not, he made a new connection.
Surviving are his two daughters, Elaine Olsen (Jan) of Indiana and Annette Yackuboskey (Daniel) of Homer City; four grandchildren, Stephen Yackuboskey (Audrianna Davis), Scott Yackuboskey, Craig Olsen (Kristin) and Rebecca Olsen (Eric Bursky); three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Hazel Erma Tedeschi Evanick whom he married July 9, 1949; his parents; brothers, Joseph Evanick, George Evanick, John Evanick, Frank Evanick, Carl Evanick, and sisters Mary Stulac and Rose Rich.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA where a Wake service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Thursday. Prayers of transfer will be held at 9:15 A.M Friday at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. in SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, PA with Fr. Stephen R. Bugay celebrant.
Interment will be in SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, PA
The Evanick family would like to express their sincere gratitude to VNA Hospice for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice of Indiana County, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.