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AVON – George Chervenak, 80, formerly of West Mifflin, Pa., died Nov. 29, 2005.

He was born March 12, 1925, in Creighton, Pa., to the late George and Mary Martin Chervenak. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he belonged to the Marine Raiders. He retired as a welder, maintenance division of Fisher Body, G.M., West Mifflin, in May 1980. He also was an avid fisherman and reader.

Survivors include his two sons, Bruce (Roxanne) Chervenak and daughter Beth Ann and Brad John Chervenak all of Dravosburg, Pa.; a daughter, Jean Marie (John) Fecho of White Oak, Pa.; a brother, Mike Chervenak of West Mifflin; a half-brother, Jim Hodnik of Munhall/West Homestead, Pa.; and former wife, Jean Osborne Wargovich of Laughlintown, Pa.

George was a genuine “diamond in the rough” and will truly be missed by his family and friends, dear friend and former neighbor, Michael Collins now of Florida and Texas, Herta and the late Jim Flannery, now of Sun City, Ariz., Peter Marsh now of Chicago, and Bob Vercheck of Vienna, Va.

Visitation will be held at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110 Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be held Friday officiated by the Very Rev. Stephen Chervenak. Interment with military honors will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots.