John Prystasz

June 11, 1920 - May 8, 2015

06/11/1920 - 05/08/2015

John Prystasz, 94, of Powhatan Point, OH died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born June 11, 1920 in Avella, PA., a son of the late John and Mary Dwornyk Prystasz, Sr.
John was a retired electrician at North American Coal Company’s Central Shop, a Presbyterian by faith, a member of UMWA and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Hazel Mae Bachman Prystasz on October 7, 1991; two brothers, Andrew and Mike Prystasz; a sister, Josephine Rothermund.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Ilona Prystasz of Zanesville, OH., Gary Debbie Prystasz of Clarington, OH., a daughter, Linda Chuck Antill of Powhatan Point; two sisters, Ann Litwin of Pittsburgh, PA., and Agnes Pugh of Powhatan Point; six grandchildren, Caren, John, Gara, Halli, Crystal and Courtney; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, OH 43942 where services will be held Tuesday at 11 am with Rev Lorna Knight officiating.
Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Powhatan Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Powhatan Junior Sports 210 Neff St. Powhatan Point OH 43942 or Powhatan V.F.D. 104 Mellott St. Powhatan Point, OH 43942.
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Chuck Ferrell
8 years ago

Gary and Family,

Please accept our sympathy at the loss of your father. We hope you can find comfort in all the pleasant memories of times spent with your loved one.

Chuck and Mary Jane

Wesley West
8 years ago

I am so saddened to hear of John’s passing. I only wish I had found out in time to pay my respects. He was a great friend to my grandfather and always a pleasure to talk with when I was visiting. He was always willing to lend a hand with anything. His memory will be cherished. Wes

Mark and Twila Wiles and family
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

Ann Higbee
8 years ago

Very sorry to hear about John’s passing. I went to school with Josephine, and am a friend of Agnes.

Rich and Misty Nelson
8 years ago

We are sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers to all.