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May 4, 1925 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 94)
Obituary & Services
Age 94, passed away December 20, 2019 in Erie, PA. He was born May 4, 1925 in Muse, PA the son of Joseph and Mary (Rizak) Zavasky. He was raised in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh where he attended Schenley High School. George served in the U S Army. Following his time in the military, he was employed by U S Steel Corporation, Homestead Works as a Millwright in the 100” Mill for 42 years. On September 4, 1949 he married the love of his life, Dorothy Butala of Munhall. They raised their family in West Mifflin, PA and then West Homestead, PA before retiring to Titusville, FL. In 2019 they relocated to The Regency at South Shore, Erie, PA to be closer to their son. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past September with a Mass and luncheon attended by family and friends. George loved to travel with Dorothy and his family. They took many trips to destinations including Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, England, Aruba, and the Mediterranean including Rome, Venice, Barcelona, and Croatia. They spent many summer vacations with their children and grandchildren at their time share in Hilton Head, SC. George was preceded in death by his parents, half-brothers, Joe Shak (Eleanor), Mars, PA and Pete Shak (Marie), Galveston, TX; brothers, John Zavasky (Peggie), Orange, CA, and Alex Zavasky (Dorothy), Pittsburgh, PA; sisters, Ann King (Ivy), West Palm Beach, FL, Mary Siviy (Stephen), West Homestead, PA, and Helen Zavasky, Pittsburgh, PA. George is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Theresa Tucker (Carl), Cincinnati OH, son Michael Zavasky (Jane), Erie, PA; grandsons William Tucker (Le Anne), Cincinnati, OH, Brice Tucker, Cincinnati, OH and granddaughter Rachel Zavasky, Erie, PA; great granddaughters Cassie Tucker and Maggie Tucker, Cincinnati, OH. Family and friends will be received at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main Street, Munhall on Sunday from 5-8 PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be Monday, 10 AM at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Cathedral 210 Greentree Road Munhall, PA 15120.