BOARDMAN, Ohio – Mr. Joseph Arvay, 74, entered into rest Sunday afternoon, January30, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.(Mahoning County)
Joseph was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Natrona, Pa.,(Allegheny County) the son of the late George and Mary (Andrejcik) Arvay.
He was a graduate of Harbrack High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was employed at General Motors for 35 years as an electrician, known as “Andon Joe,” retiring in 2000.
Joseph was a member of St. Christine Catholic Church and it’s Holy Name Society and the Electrical Union No. 1112. He also was a member of the Mahoning Sportsmen’s Association and the American Legion.
He was an avid deer hunter, and very proud of his Slovak heritage.
Joseph will be sadly missed by many, including his wife, the former Marie Ballas, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960; his daughter, Charlene (David) Fox of Boardman, Ohio; a brother, Anthony (Malvene) Arvay of Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Margaret (Joseph) Famurak of Pennsylvania and Frances Glodowski of Mansfield, Ohio.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Andy and Steve; and five sisters, Mary, Helen, Ann, Tootsie and Betty.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Catholic Church, Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
Immediately following the funeral Mass, entombment for Mr. Arvay will take place at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, in Tarentum, Pa.
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