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Steve Lysohir, 92, of Hermitage passed away peacefully following a brief illness at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in his residence.
Mr. Lysohir was born March 8, 1925, in New Castle, a son of John and Anna (Witoshensky) Lysohir.
He moved to the area as a child and was a graduate of Sharon High School.
A proud veteran, Steve served in the Army during World War II in Saipan.
He retired as maintenance superintendent of the Hermitage School District and previously worked in the same capacity for Sharon School District.
Steve was an active member of St. John's Orthodox Church, Hermitage, where he served on the church board, assisted with pierogi sales and various other church functions and played St. Nicholas at the children's Christmas parties.
Active in the community, he was a former Hermitage commissioner and a member of the Sharon Lions Club and the VFW and Goodfellows, both in Hermitage. Steve was also a Free and Accepted Mason and a Shriner. Many friends and families will remember him as Santa Claus, making his Christmas Eve visits and distributing toys, food and clothing to many children throughout the area.
Steve enjoyed gardening, golf, cooking and watching sports.
His wife of 60 years, the former Sue Chuba, whom he married July 30, 1949, passed away July 23, 2010.
Surviving are: a daughter, Karen Lysohir, Monroeville; two sons, Richard Lysohir, Salmon, Idaho; and Thomas Lysohir, Hollidaysburg; a grandson, Steven Lysohir and his wife Patricia, Austin, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Anya and Nia Lysohir; two sisters, Helen Fairman, Raleigh, N.C.; and Dorothy Elberty and her husband Thomas, Califon, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Helen Kachaylo, Brookfield; two brothers-in-law, Andrew Chuba, Hermitage, and Stephen Chuba and his wife Joan, Sharpsville; a loving niece, Mary Ann Lavin, Hermitage; a special friend, Anna Mae Theiss, Hermitage; several nieces and nephews; and his many friends at Whispering Oaks.
Besides his wife, Steve was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Joseph, Michael, Alexander, John and Nicholas Lysohir; and a sister, Tessa Lysohir.
A special thank you to Sharon Regional Hospice, the staff at Sharon Regional Health skilled nursing care, the staff at Whispering Oaks, and especially his compassionate caregivers, Nancy, Quaryah "Q", Angela and Erika.

Steve, 92, of Hermitage.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (10-3-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Services: Panachida at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday (10-4-17) in St. John's Orthodox Church, 3180 Morefield Road, Hermitage, with Rev. David Mastroberte, pastor, officiating. Everyone is asked to go directly to the church.
Interment: St. John's Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors rendered by the Hickory VFW Honor Guard.
Published on October 3, 2017
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