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.