Sunday, March 4, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/04/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/04/2018


Walter "Vladamir" Mistishen, age 90, of Diener's Hill, PA passed away with his loving wife Mary by his side on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at The Gardens at York Terrace in Pottsville, where he resided for the past 2 years.

Born in Eagle Hill, PA on March 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Andrew and Theodosia “Sadie” (Danschock) Mistishen.

Walter was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saint Clair, the former Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saint Clair and the Saint Clair American Legion, Post 719.

Walter was a graduate of Blythe Township High School, Class of 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II. After discharge, he began working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT. After a few years, he returned back home to Schuylkill County, hauling coal with Reading Anthracite, as well as welding for Kropp Steel, where he helped to prepare the steel structure of the DHH Lengel Martz Hall. He worked in maintenance at Zapata Industries in Frackville for 21 years until retiring in 1989. He was quite a creative genius and always ready to take on a new project.

He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, taking them on walking excursions to local playgrounds, working on crossword puzzles, watching softball games in Forrest Hills, and cheering them on at their piano recitals. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

He was born into a very musical family and enjoyed playing his accordion at family parties and was savvy enough to collaborate on writing and recording polkas for “The Shoreliners,” in which his late brother Harry was a member. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a 2 sisters: Mary Shimkus and Theresa Seasock and 4 brothers: John, Michael, Harold, and Nicholas Mistishen.

Walter is survived by his wife, Mary A. (Sabadish) Mistishen, Diener’s Hill. Walter and Mary celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on June 14, 2017; 2 daughters: Mary Jane Balas and her husband Joseph, McAdoo and Nancy Ann Hardock and her husband Dennis, Pottsville; 2 granddaughters: Jennifer Kohn and her husband Jason, South Amboy, NJ; and Christina DiCello, and her husband Robert, Harrisburg; sister Martha Fabian, Orwigsburg; and nieces and nephews.

Requiem Devine Liturgy will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saint Clair at 10AM on Friday, March 9th, with Msgr. Myron Grabowsky and Father Paul Makar officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing Thursday evening from 5-8PM with Parastas at 6PM and Friday morning from 8:30-9:30AM with Panachida at 9:30AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.

Interment with Military Honors will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Saint Clair.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Memorial Fund, North Morris St., Saint Clair, PA 17970.

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