AUSTINTOWN, OHIO – Private funeral services were held for Julia Tovarnak, 93, who died Saturday at Briarfield Manor, Youngstown, Ohio.
Julia was born Feb. 19, 1917, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Hlavac) Hruska and was a lifelong area resident.
Julia was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she had formerly been a member of the Ladies Altar Guild and also a former member of the Ladies Card Club.
She is survived by her son, M. Dennis and Louise Tovarnak of Hillsboro, Ohio; daughter J. Gwendolyn and Franklin Pierce of Austintown, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Tovarnak, whom she married in 1937 and who died Sept. 30, 1954; brothers Andrew, John and Paul Hruska; and sister, Margaret Kravec.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley, especially her care giver Betty, her social worker and many nurses who cared for Julia. They would also like to thank the staff of Briarfield Manor for all their compassion for Julia.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Valley or to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Julia’s name.
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