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Emerick A. Kravec

Emerick A. Kravec 89 of Speers passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 at Flo's Personal Care in Elco with Fran, Denny and Elmo at his side. Born on May 17, 1927 in Smilno, Slovakia. He was the son of Andrew and Anna Tomik Kravec. Emerick was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, Charleroi, the Charleroi Knights of Columbus Council #956, St Vincent Development Club in Latrobe and the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association in Pittsburgh. He worked in the Isabella coal mine, Thorofare Super Market, 84 Mining Complex and Interstate Paper. He loved watching the Pirate, Penguins and Steeler games. He enjoyed Listening to polkas and the Slovak Radio program every Sunday.

Emerick is survived by his daughter Fran Kravec of Speers and her fiance Dennis Ferretti of Greensburg, 2 sons Emrick Kravec of Gastonia, NC and Emil Kravec and Lou Anne Sokolowski of Monroeville, 2 grandsons, Brian Kravec and Matt and wife Rachael Kravec, one great grandson Mikey Kravec. Lastly he is survived by his best buddy and "babysitter" Elmo and his extended family at Flo's Personal Care. Numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Martha Jancosek Kravec on November 4, 2009, a brother John Kravec and 2 sisters, Anna Kvartek and Mary Marcinek.

Visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian will be celebrated on Friday April 21, 2017 at 10:00am at Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi with Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center. The Kravec family would like to thank Via Quest Home Health Services, especially Sherri and Michelle and also a thank you to Mary Ann Molish for bringing Communion every Sunday.

We would also like to thank everyone on 2 East of the Washington County Health Center.


I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. Please accept my condolences at this painful time. Losing a loved one is distressing and as comfort is needed from family and friends, it is my hope your family will find comforting the promise at Isaiah 25:8 where we are assured that "death will be swallowed up forever." It is my hope your family will find strength to endure during the days ahead.

JP Apr 26 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Emerick was such a kind and wonderful man. It was a pleasure to have known him and be involved in his care. He loved to share stories about his heritage with me and I loved to share my slovak magazines with him. I know he will be truly missed. One final time " ist's bohom" my friend.

Barbara Dallas R.N-Viaquest Apr 22 2017 12:00 AM

Emrick and Family I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your hearts are heavy for your loss is that of a really special man. I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Kravec and face timing when possible. I feel sure that Mrs. Kravec was waiting for him and there was a grand celebration upon his arrival in his heavenly home. May God comfort you and carry you through this difficult time.

Kimberly Potts Apr 20 2017 12:00 AM

What a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He loved his sports, his wife, and his children. He will be missed...

Teresa Kravec Apr 19 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on April 18, 2017

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Uncle Emerick will remain in our hearts forever. With Lots of Love, from Betty Jancosek, Tony Jancosek and the Arellano family

Expression of Sympathy Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM