John S. “Westy” Kucharski, Sr.

John S. “Westy” Kucharski, Sr., 92, of Kuntz Street, DuBois, PA, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, PA.

Born on July 29, 1925, in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Izban) Kucharski.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.

On November 6, 1948, he married Victoria “Vicki” (Rokosky) Kucharski. She survives.

He retired from the City of DuBois Street Department, and previous to that he worked at Airco Speer for many years.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. He belonged to the Olympic Athletic Club and the Polish Citizens Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling.

John is survived by one son: Martin Kucharski of DuBois, PA; two sisters: Dorothy London of Bellefonte, PA, and Bernadine Sekula of Chicago, IL; and one grandson: Michael Kucharski and his wife Megan of Punxsutawney, PA.

He was preceded in death by a son: John S. “Jack” Kucharski, Jr.; three brothers: Stanley, Joseph, and Paul Kucharski; 11 sisters: Catherine Kucharski, Josephine Beshada, Pauline Boroski, Magdallena Kulbacki, Agnes Shemucha, Bertha and Elizabeth Kucharski, Mary Largey, Veronica Venus, Florence Kosempa, and Rita Tryzna, as well as an infant brother.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant, where full military honors will be accorded from the church by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.

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