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Marko Joanow, 89, of Hermitage passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after an extended illness.
Mr. Joanow was born May 26, 1928, in Farrell, a son of Alex and Olga (Nickola) Joanow.
He was a 1946 graduate of Farrell High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Marko was employed as a draftsman in the renewal parts office at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. for nearly 40 years, until its closing in 1986. He then worked as a draftsman for Lehigh Design in Sharpsville; Commercial Shearing, Youngstown; and Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), Pittsburgh.
He married the former Fanny Glinatsis on June 2, 1957, in St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, Youngstown.
Marko was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Farrell, and a former member of the Greek American Progressive Association (GAPA) and a founding member of the Order of AHEPA.
A Free and Accepted Mason, Marko was a member of Kedron Lodge 389, West Middlesex.
He was an accomplished musician and played the mandolin, banjo, drums and the bouzouki.
Marko's greatest joy was his grandchildren. He loved attending all of their scholastic and athletic events and watching the Hickory Hornet Marching Band with Sophia, Tony and Nickolas performing.
Surviving are: his wife of 60 years, Fanny Joanow, at home; three sons, Dr. Alex M. (Marie) Joanow, Warwick, N.Y.; Attorney Michael (Laurie) Joanow, Hermitage; and Anthony (Stacy) Joanow, Naples, Fla.; and nine grandchildren whom he adored, Alexa, Mark, Demetrious, Anthony, Sophia, Nickolas, Angelique, Michael and Elena.
He also leaves two sisters-in-law, Eva Joanow, Dublin, Ohio, and Sylvia Joanow, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Marko was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John Joanou and Manuel Joanow.
A special thank you to Dr. Charles D'Auria, Dr. Michael Millen, Dr. Peter Daloni, Dr. Christopher Esper, UPMC Wound Care, UPMC Farrell, and Hospitality Care Center for all of their love and care for Marko. Also to McGonigle Ambulance Service, who were there whenever needed and with smiles on their faces.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1007 Washington St., Farrell, PA 16121.

Marko, 89, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday (9-21-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Trisagion service at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a Masonic service by Kedron Lodge 389, West Middlesex. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral service: 10 a.m. Friday (9-22-17) in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Farrell, with Father Polykarp officiating.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors.  
Published on September 18, 2017
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