Peter Harry Chwastiak

Born: Fri., Apr. 8, 1921
Died: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018


8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home


9:45 AM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Funeral Liturgy

10:30 AM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: St. Michael Russian Orthodox Church

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Peter Harry Chwastiak, age 97, of Pottsville, PA passed away on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill in Pottsville.

Born in Frackville, PA on April 8, 1921, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Socker) Chwastiak.

Pete was a graduate of Frackville High School, Class of 1939. He then earned a BA in Business Administration from Temple University. Pete served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in WW II and the Korean Conflict.

Pete worked as a Store Manager for BF Goodrich Tire Company in Pottsville for 30 years until retiring and then worked for the state of Pennsylvania for 10 years.

Pete was a member of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in Saint Clair and a past member of the Kiwanis Club in Pottsville.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, being preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 58 years, Stella T. (Yakimovich) Chwastiak on September 26, 2006, three brothers: Michael, John, and Serge Chwastiak, and a sister Ruth Podany.

Pete is survived by a daughter Diane M. Payne and her husband Jestyn G., Wyomissing, PA; two sons: Peter H. Chwastiak II and his wife Martina A., Orwigsburg, PA; and Mark H. Chwastiak and his wife Sheryn, Coplay, PA; two grandchildren: Jeffrey C. Payne and his wife Chloe, Batavia, IL; and Jessica K. Erck and her husband Steven, Buffalo, NY; a great-grandson Ethan C. Erck; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, St. Clair, PA. at 10:30AM on Saturday, November 10th, with Rev. Jeff Zias officiating.

A Panachida Service will be held at 9:45AM at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday morning from 8:15-9:45 AM at the Funeral Home.

Mausoleum Entombment will be held at the Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery in Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, 106 North Morris Street, Saint Clair, PA 17970.

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