The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 28, 2013

Francis R. Hlavay

JACKSON TOWNSHIP — HLAVAY – Francis R., 75, Jackson Township, passed away March 28, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1937, in Johnstown, son of Francis and Antoinette (Sterle) Hlavay. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Carole Jean Thompson; and brother-in-law, Jim Jaworski. Survived by his partner of 35 years, William J. Sajko, Jackson Township; sister, Marge Jaworski, Augusta, Ga.; brother-in-law, John Thompson, Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews. Francis was a graduate of Richland High School. He retired from U.S. Steel after 30 years of service in the accounting department. Francis was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing on his computer and loved going to auctions. Francis will be remembered for his card tricks and his sense of humor. At Francis’ request, there will be no public viewing or service. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Online condolences may be posted to

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