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George Olenick

October 28, 2012
The Herald-Star

OLENICK, George "Greg," 85, of Avella, died at 4:15 p.m., on Saturday, October 27, 2012, in his home.

Mr. Olenick was born on August 21, 1927, in Weirton, WV, son of the late Michael and Barbara Pavley Olenick.

He attended Brooke County High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Olenick was employed by McGraw Edison of Canonsburg as a shipper, retiring in 1979.

He had lived in Avella since 1956 and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Byzantine Rite, American Legion Bert C. Sider Post 643 and SNPJ Lodge 292 all of Avella.

Mr. Olenick loved to listen to Jazz and Frank Sinatra.

He was the last of his immediate family.

On November 14, 1948 he married Veronica Sinichko, who survives.

Also surviving Mr. Olenick are: two sons, Greg (Margie) Olenick of Omaha, NE, Rick (Bonnie) Olenick of Wellsburg, WV; three daughters, Susan (Tony) Smutney of Avella, Sharon (Kirk) Wiskeman of New Kensington and Judy (Jim) Scaffidi of Mingo Junction, OH; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are: five brothers, Michael, Andrew, John, William "Chy" and Joseph Olenick; and a sister, Mary Perhacs.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 29, and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., located at 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312, where Panachida Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, followed by Mass of Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Byzantine Rite, Avella, with Fr. Edward Lucas officiating.

Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Avella.

Full Military Rites will be accorded graveside by American Legion Bert C. Siders Post 643 of Avella.

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