John William Hadvab, Jr.

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LANCASTER, SC ~ Mr. John William Hadvab, Jr. 83, passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was born November 14, 1934 in Munhall, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John William Hadvab, Sr. and Anna Fulton Hadvab. He is the husband of Audrey Bock Hadvab. Before retiring, he was employed with Westinghouse (Bettis) Atomic Power, the Bectel Laboratory and served in the United States Army. He was an avid sports fan who never stopped cheering for his Steelers, even after decades of living in South Carolina. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church.

Mr. Hadvab is survived by his wife of 56 years, Audrey Bock Hadvab and his daughter, Lynn Hadvab Ferguson and her husband, Al. He was especially proud of his grandsons, Nicholas John Ferguson and his wife, Bethany, Andrew Michael Ferguson and his wife, Kayla, and Tyler Matthew Ferguson.

Mr. Hadvab was preceded in death by his son, Michael John Hadvab.

The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Hadvab will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Catherine Catholic Church by Father Javier Heredia. Immediately following the funeral, we invite friends and family to the Carole Ray Dowling Center on the campus of USC Lancaster for his life celebration.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 7:00 pm Friday evening, January 12, 2018 at their home and in lieu of flowers, suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online https://www.stjude.org/.