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 George Hrun, Jr

George Hrun, Jr

Rankin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Jan 2017 (aged 89)
Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 175482908 · View Source
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YOUNGSTOWN - George Hrun Jr., 89, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2017, at his home at Omni West Assisted Living.

George was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Rankin, Pa., and was the son of the late George Sr. and Mary Pavlik Hrun. George spent much of his youth in Slovakia and came to Youngstown in 1947.

While in Europe during World War II, George was imprisoned in a concentration camp and managed to miraculously escape with a few of his fellow countrymen.

Upon his return to America, George attended South High School, and served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1955, spending most of his time in the service in Japan.

Mr. Hrun worked for 37 years for William B. Pollock Co. as a helper, craneman, and an electrician, retiring in 1983.

He was an active member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Youngstown, where he was a bingo worker, usher, and a former trustee. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and volunteered for many church projects.

George will always be remembered for his positive attitude and infectious smile. His enjoyment in singing “happy birthday” to family, friends, and acquaintances, and even to people he did not know, was a joy to all.

Mr. Hrun’s beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Loretta” Parou Hrun, whom he married May 4, 1957, passed away Jan. 19, 2015.

George leaves a daughter, Barbara Walter of Boardman; four grandchildren, Wendy (John) McGonagle of South Carolina, Luke (Holly) Watts of Boardman, Pamela (Jerome) Keener-Vanditti of Youngstown, and Matthew Watts of Canfield; five great-grandchildren, Nathan David Keener, Taylor Madison Watts, Kylie Nicole Watts, Isla Annabeth McGonagle, and Katherine Ann Vanditti; and many friends.

Besides his wife, a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lynn and Martin Watts; and a brother and two sisters, Andrew Hrun, Annie Hrun, and Mary Prokop, are deceased.

Committal services with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Source: Kinnick Funeral Home 18 Jan 2016

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  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
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