Catherine G. (Vasicek) Stanko
Age 97, formerly of Creighton, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Cabot. Born January 17, 1922 in Curtisville she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kubish) Vasicek. She lived most of her life in Creighton, East Deer Township. Catherine was a graduate of Tarentum High School Class of 1940. At one time, she worked as a waitress for a number of local restaurants. She was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton. Survivors include her children, Donald J. (Paula) Stanko of Lower Burrell, Deborah A. (LeMoyne) Zacherl of Oak Hill, Virginia, and Douglas M. (Marisa) Stanko of Allison Park; grandchildren, Danielle Godniez and Dana Heriegel, Chelsey Hargather and Leah McMahon, Elise Foley, Gina Dynoske and Michael Stanko, and Ryan Stanko and Kristen Stanko; her great-grandchildren, Joseph, Isabel and Alex Godinez, Jack and Ben Heriegel, David and Natalie Hargather, Mac, Jocelyn and Cooper Foley, Cora and Bennett Dynoske, and Scarlet Stanko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Joseph L. Stanko in 1997, a son, Dennis E. Stanko in 2014, three sisters, Mary Vasicek, Sophie Sieja, Ann Staricek and a brother, Stephen Vasicek. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Paul R. Ajak Funeral Home, 921 Freeport Road, Creighton where parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Holy Family R.C. Church, 787 Freeport Road, Creighton. Burial in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township.
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