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John Zavadak

May 19, 1930 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 88)
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John Zavadak, 88, of New Kensington, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at St. Margaret Hospital, Aspinwall, PA.   

John was born on May 19, 1930 in Barking, PA to the late Samuel and Irma Toth Zavadak. He was a graduate of Plum High School, class of 1948.  After graduation John served in the Army during the Korean War. After the war John worked as a plumber for Ruthruff, Inc. of McKees Rocks, PA.  After his retirement he became the owner and operator of J & J’s Laundry Express in New Kensington from 1991-2002.  He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington and the New Kensington American Legion.  He enjoyed singing hymns.

John is survived by his wife of 58 years: Sandra Stringfield Zavadak; his 2 sons: John S. (Colette) Zavadak of New Kensington, PA and Daniel G. (Kathryn) Zavadak of Lebanon, PA; 5 grandchildren: George, Elise, Jessica, Joshua and Emily.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: George Zetts and a sister: Mildred Wade.

Family and friends are invited from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019 to the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, PA  15068. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the United Presbyterian Church, 601 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, PA  15068 with his pastor the Reverend Wendy Keys, officiating. Private burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.    For online condolences and more information please visit

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