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Ernest Sebak

March 12, 1922 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 100)

Obituary

Ernest J. Sebak of Palm Harbor, FL. passed away at the Emory L. Bennet Veteran’s Nursing Home on April 11, 2022, Daytona Beach, Florida.  Ernest celebrated his 100th birthday on March 12, 2022 with his family and friends.   Born March 12, 1922 in Natrona Heights, PA he was the son of Stephen Sebak and Mary Danik Sebak, immigrants from Europe through Ellis Island .

Ernest served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1948, serving on the USS New York during WW II receiving the following medals and/or ribbons: WW II Victory Medal, American Theatre, Asiatic Pacific, European African and Good Conduct.  He met and then married Mary Esther Ritter on November 24, 1956.   He was a Saxonburg resident until 2008 when he moved to sunny Florida for his retirement. He worked at U.S Steel in Saxonburg and was an avid farmer on his 150 acres. He was a member of Holy Sepulcher Catholic Church, Butler, PA during his residence in Saxonburg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. Post 7376 and American Legion Post 683. He enjoyed time with his family, working at the V.F.W. bar, playing poker, watching his favorite Pittsburgh sports teams, cross word puzzles and reading. 

Surviving are his daughters, Margaret Yanchuk (Edward Yanchuk) of Daytona Beach, FL, Deborah Butler (Thomas Butler) of Frankford, DE, Elaine Sebak-Sierra (Kevin Sierra) of North Andover, MA, Christine Wagner (husband Paul, predeceased) of West Chester, OH, Cynthia Harnish (David Harnish) of Wexford, PA and his son Ernest Sebak (Nan Sebak) of Penang, Malaysia. He was blessed with ten grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Edward Yanchuk, Stephen Yanchuk, Emily Butler, Caroline Byrne, Elise Sebak, Kristin Harnish, Deitra Harnish, Michael Harnish, Marek Sebak and four great-grandchildren, Victoria, Claudia, Riley and Genevieve.  

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Esther Sebak, parents Stephen and Mary Sebak and three sisters, Sister Margaret Bernarda, Helen Lasko, Mildred Howryla and son-in-law Paul Wagner.

The service to be held at Fox Funeral Home, Saxonburg, PA on April 19, viewing from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm followed by the service. Burial will be in the Mt. Airy cemetery Natrona, PA. 

To make a donation please visit Suncoast Hospice, https://suncoasthospice.org/donate/  

To send flowers to the family for the service please visit Butler Florist, Butler, PA FromYouFlowers.com | Specials or Peppers Florist, Pepper's Flowers (edan.io) . 

This service will be live streamed. Please visit www.hvproductions.net/live to view the service. Streaming will begin at 11:45 am.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ernest, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
410 West Main Street, PO Box 305
Saxonburg, PA 16056

Video is available for this event


Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
410 West Main Street, PO Box 305
Saxonburg, PA 16056

Video is available for this event


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