Joseph "Pops" Svetina

Born: Tue., Jul. 30, 1929
Died: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 05, 2018
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 06, 2018
Location: St. Anthony's Church

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Joseph “Pops” Svetina of Hermitage, passed away on Thursday August 2nd, 2018 in Sharon Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Joseph was lovingly known to his family as “Pops”. He had just celebrated his birthday on Monday and turned 89 years old.
Joe was born on July 30th, 1929 in Farrell, PA to Marko and Marija (Broncic) Svetina. He was a graduate of Farrell High School class of 1947. Joe retired from GATX in Masury, OH. He was also a veteran who served in the Korean War. Joe was an avid mall walker for 30 years.
He was married to the late Margaret D. (Takach) Svetina who passed away on November 20th, 1992. Joe was of the catholic faith and a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Sharon, PA.
Pops is survived by his five children: Karen (Russ) Buchanan of Sewickley, PA, Joseph Svetina of Chester, VA, Mary Jo (Eli) Erceg of Hermitage, PA, Michael (Anjie) Svetina of Sarasota, FL, and Beth (Mike) Gilbert of North Royalton, OH. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Melissa (Derek) Gabrielsen, Brian (Katie) Buchanan, Christina (Andrew) Ziegler, Michael (Andrea DeAngelis) Svetina, Allison Erceg, Drew Svetina, Michael Gilbert, Carley Gilbert, and Joseph Mitchell Svetina. Pops also had one great granddaughter, Ella Gabrielson and 3 more great grandchildren due in September and February.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and three sisters, Kathryn Svetina, Rosemary O’Leary, and Marjorie Byrne, also two brothers, Michael Svetina and John Svetina.

Friends may call Sunday August 5th, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm at SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday August 6th, 2018 at 10 am in St. Anthony’s Church, Sharon with Father Matthew Ruyechan, officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anthony's Church 804 Idaho St. Sharon, PA 16146, in memory of Joe.

Burial will take place in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery Hermitage, PA

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Suzanne Wrege
   Posted Thu August 02, 2018
As the grand parents of Andrea DeAngelis and soon Mike Sventina we want to wish your family our sympathy. RIP Joseph Sventina.

Dian Norris
   Posted Fri August 03, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Norris Family .

Wishing you peace in your time of sorrow - Chuck, Dian, Lily, and Emilio Norris

Bill & Kathy Kerins
   Posted Sat August 04, 2018
Mary Jo, Eli and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. With sympathy, Bill & Kathy Kerins

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