John P. Vasil

Born: Mon., Jul. 14, 1930
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 07, 2019
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Divine Liturgy

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 08, 2019
Location: St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church

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John P. Vasil, 88, of Hermitage, passed away on Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 at St. John XXIII Home in Hermitage, PA.  
John was born on July 14th, 1930 to John and Elizabeth (Popovitch) Vasil in Sharon, PA. He attended Sharon City Schools, then worked on many construction jobs in the area, such as Hickory High School, Farrell Armory, Thiel College, and Sharon Steel. He also worked for Westinghouse Inc. until his retirement in March of 1985. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Hermitage. He was also a member of the Slovak Home in Farrell and American Legion Post 299 in Sharon.

He was a veteran who served two years active duty during the Korean Conflict with the 550th Field Artillery Rockets and was honorably discharged in 1955.

John was always active, he enjoyed Polka dancing, roller skating, ice skating, bowling, shooting pool, and like to help with the catering at St. Michaels Church.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Hermine (Streber) Vasil at home, whom he married October 25th, 1958 in St. Michael Church which was located on Spearman Ave. Farrell at the time, two daughters, Barbara (Richard) Simon of Burghill, OH, Valerie (Steven) Barber of Jeannette, PA, three granddaughters, Johnna (Richard) Matulja of Athens, OH, Jenna (Brian) Daugherty of Warren, OA, Anna (Edward) Kuszajewski of South Greensburg, PA, and one grandson, Alexander Barber of Greensburg, PA. Also surviving is his brother Norbert (Delores) Vasil of Sharon, three nieces and four nephews, eight great grandchildren, Jacob, Thaddeus, Theodore, Frances, Libby, Hayes, Penelope, and another great granddaughter arriving in November.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael Vasil.
Parastas prayer service will be held at 3:30 pm Sunday, July 7, 2019 in the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.

Friends may call Sunday July 7th, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the SHERMAN Funeral Home, Hermitage, PA.
Panachida prayer service will begin at 10:30 am Monday July 8th, 2019 in the funeral home.

Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday July 8th, 2019 at 11:00 am in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, with Father Kevin Marks, officiating.
Burial will take place in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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