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Josephine A. (Hovanec) Szymala

March 8, 1921 ~ May 23, 2018 (age 97)

Szymala, Josephine A., 97, Cresson, went home to be with the Lord, May 23, 2018 at St. Benedict Manor. Born March 8, 1921, in Buffington, daughter of the late Stephen and Stephina (Hajzus) Hovanec. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph A.; and eight sisters. Survived by her son, Ronald, Ebensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Cresson. At Josephine’s request, there will be a private family viewing. Funeral Mass will be celebrated May 25, 11 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, Msgr. Bernard A. Przybocki, celebrant. Burial St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Josephine’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements handled by Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson. Condolences may be made at

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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