BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William E. “Bill” Janosko, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
He was born July 17, 1932 in Dixonville, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Andrew G. and Anna (Betsa) Janosko.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving as a sergeant during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Austria from 1953-1955.
Bill was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows at St. Matthias Church.
He was a very wonderful man and was known for his kindness. He was thoughtful and never missed a birthday of any of his family members and used his talent for woodworking to make things for them over the years. He was an avid fan of all sports, whether he was cheering on the Fighting Irish (Notre Dame), the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Steelers or Pirates and he was fastidious about his landscaping and took much pride in how it looked.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory his stepchildren, Michelle (Dennis) Minotti, Robert (Karen) Grubb, Richard (Martha) Grubb and Dr. Ronald Grubb; stepdaughter-in-law, Diana Bagalla; his stepgrandchildren, Jennifer (Justin) Viau, Dr. Dennis (Brooke) Minotti, Tiffany (Troy) Adair, Richard Grubb, Ashley (Josh) Wilson, Justin (Lauren) Grubb, Mackenzie Grubb, Jennifer (Steve) Bradley, Erik (Mary Katherine) Meeker and Julia Meeker; his 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; his sisters, Betty Miller and Shirley (Gene) Rakoci; brother, Bob (Carolyn) Janosko, as well as many Godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 19 years, the former Eleanor Ekoniak; his second wife, the former Agnes Vrable; a stepson, Stephen Begalla; his siblings, Any Janosko, Elaine Campagna and Barbara Janosko; brothers-in-law, Richard Miller and Sam Campagna and his nephews, Al Janosko and David Sciortino.
An hour of calling will be held from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Our Lady of Sorrows at St. Matthias Church, followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
He will be laid to rest with his wife, Eleanor, at Calvary Cemetery, where military honors will be rendered for his service to our country
The family has entrusted Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home with William’s arrangements. Visit www.waskofamily.com to send the family condolences.
A television tribute will air Thursday, December 8 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. Video will be posted here the day of airing.