George W. Blasko, age 89, of North Huntingdon Township, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. He was born February 3, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Andrew and Helen Blasko. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin, the Irwin Moose for over 52 years, and the Police Rod & Gun Club in New Alexandra. He worked for over 37 years at Penn State Tool and Die in Irwin before retiring. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing at the camp in Bedford. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Andrew Blasko.
He is survived by his wife of over 68 years Margaret Jane Blasko; children Gary Blasko of Jeannette, Donna (Dr. Peter) Jacobson of Somerset and Kathy (Andrew) Meister of Turtle Creek; grandchildren Carlton Jacobson, Michael (Kristen) Jacobson and Kristi (Dan) Brant; great grandchildren Julia Jacobson and Will Brant; brother Robert (Marcie) Blasko of North Huntingdon, Byron (Pat) Blasko of Florida, and Charles (Patti) Blasko of New Alexandria; sister-In-Law Phyllis Blasko of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m. to time of Blessing Service at 11 a.m. Friday with his grandson Carlton Jacobson officiating at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Irwin. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Norwin Area Meals-On-Wheels, 12735 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published February 20, 2020.