The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

November 22, 2013

James R. Charnesky

NANTY GLO — CHARNESKY– James R. “Jim,” 84, Nanty Glo, passed away Nov. 19, 2013. Born Oct. 25, 1929, in Nanty Glo, son of the late John and Nancy (Semko) Charnesky. Preceded in death by granddaughters, Jennifer Marie and Ashley Nikole, five brothers and two sisters. Last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by wife of 57 years, the former Betty Bachota; and children, Toni Lewis; Carol Ann (Jeffrey) Owen; and Jimbo (Sara) Charnesky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Nanty Glo. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. Active member of Nanty Glo VFW and former member of the ritual team. Retired from FMC Corp., Blairsville. Jim was an avid woodworker and devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Sunday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where Partastas will be sung at 7 p.m. that evening. Brief service at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at Holy Ascension Church, the Very Rev. George Hnatko. Interment, Holy Ascension Cemetery, Nanty Glo. Military rites by Nanty Glo, Twin Rocks and Vintondale area ritual teams. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

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