Joanna (Joan) Rita (Pacewicz) Fazekas of Glassport passed away of natural causes on March 13, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital at the age of 86. Born in her grandmother's bed on Peach Alley in Glassport on Dec. 27, 1935, Joan was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Buldak) Pacewicz. Joan was the wife of the late Albert C. Fazekas. Joan is survived by her son Richard of Irwin, Lisa (Mario) Marghella of North Huntingdon, Michele Fazekas of Port Vue, step son Albert Daniel (Karen) Fazekas of Cary, NC and step daughter Nancy Kendall of North Huntingdon. She is also survived by her sister Patricia (Pacewicz) Tolner of North Huntingdon, sister-in-law Vivian Pacewicz of Needham, Mass. and Diane Pacewicz of Liberty Borough, grandchildren Kayla (Thomas) Kollar, Christopher (Gabrielle) Marghella, Cameron Newton, step grandchildren Beth (Todd) Hancock, David (Sarah) Fazekas and Heather (Simon) Allison. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Elliott and Isla, step great grandchildren Colby and Fallon, along with many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her siblings: Bernie, Eugene, Lenny, Tommy, Joey and Carol, and step daughter Karan (Fazekas) Rymarowicz and step granddaughter Connie Fazekas. Joan started life growing up in Glassport. She attended Holy Cross Catholic School and Glassport High School. She went on to hold down many jobs when she was young including working at Isaly's Deli and Minerva Bakery where she became a cake decorator. Joan also worked at Westinghouse Transportation Division in West Mifflin where she soldered printed circuit boards and then on to USX Irvin Works facility as a laborer. Later in life Joan, never being able to sit still, took jobs babysitting in the area for both older folks needing round the clock care and young children. Joan was never afraid to venture out of her comfort zone and took numerous trips by car as far away as Toronto, Canada. Joan's passions were playing bingo and listening to all types of music especially polkas which she would listen to every Sunday afternoon. Joan (Mum) will be sadly missed by her children, sister and all that knew her. Family and friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home at 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport PA on Thursday March 17th from 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral blessing will be held Friday March 18th at 10am at the funeral home, entombment following at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, Joan requests that memorial contributions be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA.
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