Daniel J. Volovic Sr.

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Nov. 26, 2012

Daniel J. Volovic Sr., 81, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

He was born in Pittsburgh on Sept. 27, 1931, a son of the late George and Mary Bahorich Volovic. He was a 1949 graduate of Pittsburgh Schenley High School, where he was a running back and defensive back on the football team. He served as a Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force during the Korean War with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing and 4th Communications Squadron from 1949 to 1952.

Dan was a member of St. Anthony/St. George Maronite Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre, the Plains American Legion Post #558 and the Disabled American Veterans. He retired from Luzerne County in 1999 and prior to that he worked for Associated Transport Trucking in Dunmore for over 30 years.

Dan was a past member of the G.A.R. Football Booster Club. He was an avid hunter. He was also a Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan and followed them since his early days in Pittsburgh. He was able to view his last Steelers game along with having his favorite dessert, ice cream, the day before his death.

Dan loved to spend time with his entire family, especially his wife and grandchildren. He followed and supported all activities of his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and father. He was very skilled in carpentry and working on cars. He never complained and had a tremendous work ethic. Dan also loved to read, especially about the Civil War. He liked to listen to Frank Sinatra and the music of the big band era. He enjoyed visiting his family at the Jersey Shore and in Pittsburgh, and going back to his class reunions at Schenley High School. Dan spent quality time with his son, David, who both enjoyed reading together and watching with binoculars different planes that would fly through the skies. He was very happy that he was able to take his son, Daniel Jr., to the last game ever played at the Pirates' Forbes Field and to the first game ever played at Three Rivers Stadium. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Frank Volovic and George Krantek; sisters, Ann Kearney, Rose Nowicki, Frances Broz, Barbara Bombich and Mary Ostrowski.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret Ann George Volovic; sons, Daniel J. Volovic Jr. and his wife, Pamela, Plains Twp.; David Volovic, his devoted care-giver, at home; daughters, Donna Chao and her husband, Al, Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.; Debra Dorsey and her husband, Allan, Pittston Twp.; Doreen McGovern and her husband, John, Ashley; Darlene Hayhow and her husband, James, Wantagh, N.Y.; Diane Walker and her husband, Travis, Selinsgrove; DeAndrea Roebuck and her husband, David, Forty Fort; grandchildren, whom he loved when they called him, Pop Pop; Noelle Volovic, Chicago, Ill; Daniel J. Volovic III, Plains Twp.; Parker Dorsey, Pittston Twp.; John and Brianna McGovern, Ashley; James and Jason Hayhow, Wantagh, N.Y.; David and Dylan Roebuck, Forty Fort; sisters, Helen Marino, Pittsburgh; Margaret Vlasic, Monessen; Catherine Ostoich, Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews; his trusted dog, a boxer named Prince.

Family and friends are invited to attend Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. on Friday morning at St. Anthony's Church, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Private interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Viewing hours will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.).

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 28, 2012
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