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Joseph J. Starinsky

May 16, 1940 July 12, 2018
Joseph J. Starinsky
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Obituary for Joseph J. Starinsky

Joseph J. “Sonny” Starinsky, 78, of Avella, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, after a brief stay at the Washington County Health Center.

He was born on May 16, 1940 in Washington, PA, son of the late Andrew and Anna Sitka Starinsky.

Mr. Starinsky was a 1959 graduate of Avella High School and worked at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Beech Bottom plant, as a welder for 32 years and was a member of United Steelworkers of America Local 4842 of Wheeling, WV.

Mr. Starinsky also worked part time as a Blacksmith at Meadowcroft Historic Village in Avella for six years.

He was a lifelong resident of Avella. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, a former member of SNPJ Lodge 292, Polar Star Mutual Benefit Society and Cross Creek Valley Senior Citizens, all of Avella.

He enjoyed cutting grass, gardening, tinkering around the house and spending time with his family.

On August 3, 1963, in St. John Roman Catholic Church of Wellsburg, WV, he married Rose Marie Mizok, who survives.

Also surviving are, two sons, Paul “PJ” (Annette) Starinsky of Washington and Shawn (Tina) Starinsky of North Bay, Ontario; three step-grandchildren, Zachery, Nathan and Tyler Joseph; two brothers, James (Jean) Starinsky of Avella; Andrew Starinsky of Houston; two sisters, Joan Minda of Avella; Dollie (James) Dorisio of Houston; several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to his parents, is a sister, Barbara Knight.

At the request of the deceased there will be no visitations. A memorial mass will be held at 10am on Tuesday, July 17, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 97 Highland Ave. Avella, PA 15312, with Rev. Robert M. Staszewski officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Starinsky family, to assist with medical expenses, at 103 Kelly Drive, Washington, PA 15301.

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10:00 AM 7/17/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church

97 Highland Avenue
Avella, PA 15312

Inurnment will be at a later date in West Point Cemetery, Avella. A luncheon will be hosted by PJ & Annette following mass in the church hall.

St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
97 Highland Avenue Avella 15312 PA
United States

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Starinsky Family

103 Kelly Drive
Washington, PA 15301

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