Stella  Haniak
Stella Haniak, 91, formerly of Brookwood Drive, Brookfield, Ohio, passed away
under hospice care Sunday evening, Nov. 10, 2019, in Nugent's CCRC, Hermitage, where she was a resident for five years.
Mrs. Haniak was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Stephan and Fawrona (Kobyluch) Sikora.
She moved to the area as a young girl and grew up on Sheridan Street in the
Patagonia section of Hermitage. Along with her brothers, she tended to the
family's large garden and the many animals on the property.
In her youth, Stella enjoyed ice skating at Buhl Park and swimming in
Yankee Lake. At the age of four, she and other family members belonged to a
Ukrainian ballet group that performed in nearby churches and in Youngstown.
Stella graduated from Hickory High School and worked at a candy store in
downtown Sharon.
She retired from Wheatland Tube where she was employed for many years.
During retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and maintaining
her home.
Stella was a lifelong active member of St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox
Church, Sharon.
Her husband, Joseph Haniak, passed away February 6, 2001.
She is survived by a brother, George Sikora and his wife Carol and their
daughter, Doreen, Leavenworth, Wash.; a nephew, Stefan Sikora and his wife
Esther and their daughter, Juliet, Sharpsville; and many other nieces and
In addition to her parents and husband, Stella was preceded in death by
three sisters, Anna, Josephine and Mary; and a brother, John.

Mrs. Joseph (Stella), 91, formerly of Brookwood Drive, Brookfield, Ohio.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday (11-15-19) in the Buhl Chapel within Oakwood Cemetery, 600 N. Oakland Ave., Sharon.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on November 13, 2019


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Judy Zupp
Nov 14, 2019
Dear Stella you where a good roommate with my mother , I enjoyed buying you both milkshakes , and Christmas presents . You will be missed also Rest In Peace.
Judy Zupp