Walter "Vladamir" Mistishen

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Walter "Vladamir" Mistishen, 90, of Diener's Hill, passed away Saturday with his loving wife, Mary, by his side at The Meadows at York Terrace, Pottsville, where he resided for the past two years.

Born in Eagle Hill, March 14, 1927, he was a son of the late Andrew and Theodosia "Sadie" Danschock Mistishen.

Walter was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saint Clair, the former Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saint Clair, and Saint Clair American Legion Post 719.

Walter was a graduate of Blythe Township High School, Class of 1945. He served in the Navy in World War II. After discharge, he began working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn.

After a few years, he returned back home to Schuylkill County, hauling coal with Reading Anthracite Co., as well as welding for Kropp Steel, where he helped to prepare the steel structure of the D.H.H. Lengel Martz Hall. He worked in maintenance at Zapata Industries, Frackville, for 21 years until retiring in 1989. He was quite a creative genius and always ready to take on a new project.

He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, taking them on walking excursions to local playgrounds, working on crossword puzzles, watching softball games in Forrest Hills and cheering them on at their piano recitals. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

He was born into a very musical family and enjoyed playing his accordion at family parties and was savvy enough to collaborate on writing and recording polkas for The Shoreliners, of which his late brother, Harry, was a member.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Shimkus and Theresa Seasock; four brothers, John, Michael, Harold and Nicholas Mistishen.

Walter is survived by his wife, Mary A. Sabadish Mistishen, Diener's Hill. Walter and Mary celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2017; two daughters, Mary Jane Balas and her husband, Joseph, McAdoo, and Nancy Ann Hardock and her husband, Dennis, Pottsville; two granddaughters, Jennifer Kohn and her husband, Jason, South Amboy, N.J., and Christina DiCello, and her husband, Robert, Harrisburg; sister, Martha Fabian, Orwigsburg; nieces and nephews.

Requiem Devine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saint Clair, with Monsignor Myron Grabowsky and Father Paul Makar officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with Parastas at 6 p.m., and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, with Panachida at 9:30 a.m., at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon. Interment with military honors will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Saint Clair. In lieu of flowers, mem-orial donations may be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Memorial Fund, North Morris Street, Saint Clair, PA 17970. Please send condolences to

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Published in Republican & Herald on Mar. 5, 2018
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