Steve “Avy” Mistysyn, 89, of Pottsville passed away Friday, February 12, 2016.
He was born February 8, 1927, in St. Clair, to the late Nicholas and Mary Saranchock Mistysyn.
Steve was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Clair. He was a licensed pilot, registered surveyor, a member of the Holy Name Society, and belonged to the Schuylkill Aero Club and Tuscarora RC Club for several years. Steve was talented and enjoyed music; he played the violin, button box and harmonica. He was also an avid gardener. Steve proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He graduated from St. Clair High School and attended Penn State University.
Steve was employed by J. Robert Bazley for 25 years and retired as a Plant Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor at Schuylkill Products.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Joseph Mistysyn; sisters, Helen Yaroshak and Rose Goba; stepbrothers, Michael and John Uranium; and stepsisters, Anna Uranium and Mary Brehony.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Margaret Grava Mistysyn; sons Stephen and Scott Mistysyn; daughter, Susan Mistysyn; granddaughter, Tanya Mistysyn; and several nieces and nephews.
Divine Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 105 N. Morris St., Saint Clair. The Rev. Monsignor Myron Grabowski will officiate. Family and Friends may call from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, St. Clair.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.