Stella (Krivanich) Stipanovich, age 91, of Verona, formerly of White Oak, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 23rd. She was born July 12, 1927, in Pittsburgh PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Maria (Masich) Krivanich.
Stella's life was a challenge early on, as she lost both her parents while in her early teens. Perhaps this is why she was devoted to and focused on her family, which was her greatest joy, and whom she loved with all her heart. Whether it was visiting with or just talking on the phone to her many sisters and brothers and friends, or cooking, baking, and raising her children, Stella's love and nurturing was always evident. The cherished memories that were created at the family home will never be forgotten.
Stella was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years George, and son, Greg, sisters Ann (John) Troyan of Latrobe, Sue (Vic) Scotti of Port Vue, Helen (Al) Baran of Port Vue, Mary (Tom) Hines of San Bernardino, and John Krivanich of Cleveland. Stella is survived by her son, George (Judy) of Glenshaw, son, Jon (Judy) of Cranberry, daughter, Tina Huether (Don) of White Oak, and grandchildren, Christopher, of Charlotte, Julie (Greg), of Atlanta, and Monica, of Slippery Rock. Also, brother Steve Krivanich of Port Vue, Godson Vince (Marg) Scotti of Columbia, many brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews. Stella was a member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank her Caregivers at Seneca Manor and Seneca Place for all of the care and friendship they provided over the years. The many acts of kindness, compassion, and support were always appreciated.
Friends and Family will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 25, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery of North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Renovation Fund. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published February 23, 2019.