PYMATUNING TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Josephine Yusko, 96, of Pymatuning Township, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage.
Mrs. Yusko was born January 24, 1924, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of the late Karol “Karl” and Aloisia “Louise” Tomazin.
She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Warren, Ohio, in the class of January 1942.
Josephine was employed at the former Copperweld Steel in Warren and retired as a traffic manager for the former Damascus Tube in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Josephine was a devoted member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, where she taught catechism and was a member more than 60 years.
She was also a 70-year member of SNPJ, Lodge #755, Sharon.
An avid gardener, Josephine loved tending to her flowers. She was also the Scrabble “champion” and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Her husband, John Yusko, whom she married January 19, 1952, passed away in 1960.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Larry Howsare of Deleware Township and three grandchildren, Molly Howsare of Columbus, Ohio, Tyler Howsare of Delaware Township and Casey Howsare of Charlestown, Massachusetts.
In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jo Yusko-Howsare; a sister, Dorothy Tomazin Strah and three brothers, Charles, Frank “Fritz” and Edward Tomazin.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2230 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Calling hour will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., until the time of the service, Thursday, March 12, 2020 in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage.
Funeral Devine Liturgy will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12, in the church, with Rev. Kevin Marks, as celebrant.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Interment will be in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Hermitage.
A television tribute will air Thursday, March 12, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.