Stephen F. Pechatsko 1943-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. – Stephen F. Pechatsko, 78, formerly of Canfield, died Friday, March 18, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Steve was born March 27, 1943 in Hays Patch, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John and Rose Checkel Pechatsko. He graduated in 1961 from Fairchance-Georges High School.

Steve worked for General Motors at the Lordstown plant for 32 years, retiring in December 2003. After retirement he remained active working for Greenwood Chevrolet, and after moving to Ooltewah worked for Belk as a as Support Associate.

Steve enjoyed doing home renovations and DIY projects. He enjoyed training in the yard and landscaping work. He was known to have the best lawn in the neighborhood.

He leaves in his memory his wife of 40 years, Elaine R. Gunyula Pechatsko, whom he married on August 1, 1981; five devoted children, Tammy Deak of North Jackson, Steve Pechatsko of Youngstown, Anthony (Kristan) Pechatsko of Strongsville, Christopher (Michelle) Pechatsko of Austintown and Heather Pechatsko of Lexington, Ky.; six grandchildren, Thomas and Alyssa Deak, Halee Pechatsko, Katelynn and Quinn Pechatsko and Alexandria Pechatsko; four sisters, Helen Gardiner, Michele Danega, Rosemary Homer and Roberta Alborg; two brothers, Dave Pechatsko and Joe (Shirley) Pechatsko; and many extended family members.

Besides his parents, four brothers, Tom, Mike, Andrew and John Pechatsko; four brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law, died.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and continue at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown.

Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

Stephen’s family would like to thank the staff at Hearth Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Stephen.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorial contributions for Steve made to Hearth Hospice, 513 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view and share this obituary and to send your condolences to Steve’s family.

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