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Florence D. Olshavsky, 95, of Pulaski Township passed away the afternoon of Feb. 4, 2017, at her residence.
Born on Dec. 30, 1921, in Volant, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Hlopko Hardisky. On July 25, 1941, she married her beloved husband, George Olshavsky, and the two spent 42 wonderful years together until he preceded her in death in 1983.
Florence retired as a LPN for Sharon Regional Hospital. She was a member of St. James the Apostle Church.
Florence is survived by her children, Patricia Prejsnar and husband Stanley of New Castle, Sister Denise (Elaine) Olshausky, OSF, of Barberton, South Africa, and Gregg Olshavsky and wife Diane of Wenatchee, Wash.; brothers, James Hardisky of Edinburg, Pa., and John Hardisky of Grove City, Pa.; sister, Loretta Yasher of New Bedford, Pa.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, four sisters and eight brothers.
Honoring her wishes, there are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, officiated by Father James Downs. Interment will take place in St. James Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to School Sisters of St. Francis, 934 Forest Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15202.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on February 6, 2017
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