Stephen A. "Steve" Venarchick, 87, formerly of 1826 Bloom Road, Danville, PA
passed away Thursday evening, January 21, 2016 at Emmanuel Nursing Center at
Maria Joseph. He was born May 11, 1928 in Danville, PA, the son of the late
Petro and Mary (Demko) Venarchick.
attended Danville Area Schools.
served his country in the United States Army as a Corporal during the Korean
married for 59 years to Agnes E. Beyer Venarchick who preceded him in death
on March 29, 2013. They were married March 6, 1954.
was employed at the Danville State Hospital as Head of the Security
Department and as Fire Marshal retiring on January 28, 1986.
a very active member of the East End Fire Company where he served as a
Firefighter and with the Fire Police. Steve was also a member of The
enjoyed going to lunch at Danville Sub Shop with his buddies and walking
downtown to socialize. Steve loved reminiscing about growing up on the farm.
He was also an animal lover.
Although they did not have any children, Steve was like a father figure to
numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by one sister, Olga "Lovie" Derk
of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 1:00PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 West
Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821 with Reverend Jean Eckrod of Salem
United Church of Christ Coal Township, PA officiating. Burial will be held
at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA. Friends will be received from 11:30am
until the time of service. Military rites will be accorded by American
Legion Post 40.
family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to East End
Fire Company 1344 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821 or Animal Resource Center
301 A Boone Road, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com