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George Mislanovich, Sr.

MISLANOVICH – George Sr., 94, of Stonycreek Township, passed away on August 21 , 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA.  Born on February 22, 1923 in Clairton, PA.  Son of Rade and Martha (Vuckovich) Mislanovich.  Preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, LaVerne; brothers, Nicholas and Eli; and sisters, Martha Tintor, Jenny Obradovich, and Sara Vitelli.  He is survived by children, George Jr. and Judy Mislanovich, both of Johnstown, and David and his wife, Karen, Pittsburgh, PA; granddaughters, Alison (Seth) Shaltes, Richmond, VA, and Kelsey Mislanovich, Philadelphia, PA; and brother Milan.  George was a 1941 graduate of Clairton High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945.  He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts.  George then received a Masters Degree in Guidance from Indiana University of  PA, and also a degree in Administration from Duquesne University.  George started his teaching career at Garfield Jr. High School in 1950 and taught Industrial Arts until 1966.  From 1966 to 1970 he was a guidance counselor at Johnstown High School.  Later in 1970, he was employed as a guidance counselor at Johnstown Vo-Tech until his retirement in 1985.  George also coached football, wrestling, and track while employed at Garfield Jr. High School.  While attending California University, he was very active in athletics, lettering 4 years in baseball, 3 years in football, and 3 years in basketball.  After retirement, he enjoyed golf, bowling and poker.  He was an avid Penn State football fan.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held.  Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor.  Committal with military rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment. #287, Marine Corps League will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Geistown.  His family suggests contributions be directed to St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford Street, Johnstown, PA 15904.  Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Lisa Griffith

Lisa Griffith Aug 24 2017 12:00 AM

Judy, Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Prayers and thoughts are with you. Lisa Griffith

lisa1256@verizon.net Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

George and I had an unusual relationship in that I was one of his machine shop students, and then later a custodian cleaning his shop and then as his fellow educator colleague. Mr. Mislanovich fit the Hamlet pronouncement, "We shall not look upon his like again"! I will deeply miss this gentle man.
Tony Pejack

Tony Pejack Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of George Mislanovich, Sr.

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A candle was lit in memory of George Mislanovich, Sr.

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