Owner of Hyatt's Old Fashioned Restaurant
James M. "Jim" Musich Sr., age 77, of Fairview, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, April 3, 2014, at St. Vincent Health Center.
He was born in Struthers, Ohio, on March 26, 1937, son of the late Joseph and Anne Pauline Musich.
Jim graduated from Struthers High School and was a member of St. Julia Roman Catholic Church and the Siebenbuerger Club. Jim was a store manager for the Joseph Horn Company. For many years, he, along with his wife Patricia, has owned and operated Hyatt's Old Fashioned Restaurant in the West Erie Plaza. This past Sunday, March 30, was the 27th anniversary of the opening of their restaurant.
Jim was a dedicated hard worker who loved his restaurant and the customers he served. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan, and also appreciated classic cars.
Above all else, Jim loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Musich and his mother-in-law, Patricia Hripko, whom he was very close to.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Hripko Musich; four sons, James M. Musich Jr. and his wife Kristen of West Virginia, Tod J. Musich and his wife Kathy of Girard, Shane E. Musich and his wife Jamie of Florida, and Lance A. Musich and his wife Annette of Fairview; nine grandchildren, Trista, Ryan, Karlie, Jakob, Kaeden, Greyson, Anyssa, Kelsey, and Halle; three step-grandchildren, Lexi, Sydney, and Macie, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th Street (at Powell Ave.), on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to attend a service there on Monday at 10:00 a.m., with Msgr. Bruce Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2816 Elmwood Ave., Erie, PA 16508.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 5, 2014