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John "Norby" Napovanic

January 5, 1949 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 70)

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John "Norby" Napovanic 70 of Donora, died Thursday February 7, 2019 at Hallsworth House, Monessen. Born in Charleroi on January 5, 1949, the son of John "Curly" and Olga Kolcun Napovanic. Norby was a graduate of California State Teachers College, received a Masters from Duquesne University and a Masters from Pittsburgh University School of Engineering.

Before his retirement he was employed by the Diocese of Pittsburgh for 43years as a teacher for Pittsburgh Central Catholic and the former Mon Valley Catholic. John started the first Robotics program at Pittsburgh Central Catholic. He was a member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, Charleroi and served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his wife Donna Smith Napovanic of Donora, a daughter and son-in-law Noelle and Scott Kearney of Perryopolis, 3 grandchildren Devin Logue of S. Carolina, Heather Rose Kearney of Shippensburg and Kean Kearney of Perryoplolis. Also  his buddies; JB, Maggie, Cleopas and Lizzy. Visitation will be held on Sunday February 10, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Leonard M, Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc. 235 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi where Panachida will begin at 12 noon on Monday February 11, follow by funeral services at Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, Charleroi. Burial will be private

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 10, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc.
235 Fallowfield Avenue
Charleroi, PA 15022

Visitation
Sunday
February 10, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc.
235 Fallowfield Avenue
Charleroi, PA 15022

Panachida
Monday
February 11, 2019

12:00 PM
Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc.
235 Fallowfield Avenue
Charleroi, PA 15022

Funeral Liturgy
Monday
February 11, 2019

12:30 PM
Holy Ghost Byzantine Church
828 Meadow Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

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