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Joseph A. Lunik
September 24, 1933 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Joseph A. Lunik, 90, of Fairview died peacefully on Wednesday January 10, 2024.
He was born September 24, 1933 a son to the late Mary (Jurc) and Andrew Lunik.
Joe grew up in McKean attending Edinboro High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954. He served in transportation command in Germany. He was a mechanic on all military motorized vehicles. Upon his Honorable Discharge in 1958, he returned home. Joe joined his father on the family farm, contributing his efforts to its operations. He then transitioned to a new chapter in his career, securing employment at Parker White Metal, which later became PHB Inc. Over the course of more than three decades, Joe dedicated himself to the company, initially working as a part washer as well as various operational roles. Joe retired from PHB Inc. after over 30 years of service, reflecting on a career marked by diligence. His retirement after a job well done marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life.
He devoted himself to his family. Joe, a resident of Fairview for over six decades, demonstrated his commitment to his home and surroundings. An extensive garden consistently yielded produce, often exceeding the needs, leading Joe to generously share the harvest with others. Beyond familial responsibilities, Joe found joy in hunting with friends and family, cementing his status as a lifelong member of the NRA. His active involvement extended to the Fairview American Legion Post #742, where he was a member. In his retirement, Joe pursued woodworking, becoming a skilled artisan. His creativity included crafting furniture sets for his wife and family. Moreover, he demonstrated an understanding and appreciation for the inner workings of grandfather clocks, engaging in their repair and maintenance.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Mager, Anna Sestak, and Susan Kalicky; a brother, John Lunik.
He will be greatly missed by his family which includes his wife, Janet (Trapp) Lunik whom he married on July 20, 1963; a daughter, Lucy Gregory (David); son, Andrew Lunik (Donna); grandchildren, Brendan and Connor Gregory; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church PO Box 10, 7100 West Ridge Road, Fairview PA 16415.
Friends may call on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 9:00 am to the time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church 7100 W Ridge Rd. Fairview, PA 16415. Entombment and full military honors will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.