julia spetek
Julia Matyuf Spetek, beloved wife of the late John Ivan Spetek, fell asleep unto the Lord at the age of 89 on January 22, 2018. She was born December 27, 1928 in Canonsburg, PA, the youngest daughter of the late John and Anna Czap Matyuf. In addition to her parents and husband of 61 years, she was preceded in death by her brothers Pete, Harry, Mike, John and Steve Matyuf and sisters Mary Kacvinsky, Anne Puskarich and Eva Pirih. Julia was a devoted wife and mother, always putting her children and others before herself. She was a life-time member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Canonsburg and was an avid Chicago-style Polka dancer and enjoyed attending the weekly dances and playing Bingo. Her pierogi and bread recipes will live on for many generations; an inspiration for a granddaughter to enter the culinary profession. She is survived by her daughters Anna Marie Spetek, Nancy (Lenny) Dankovchik and Shirley (Don) Resnik; grandchildren Michael (Jennifer) Rokovich of Burlingame, CA, Karen Resnik of Dobbs Ferry, NY and Jenna Resnik of Charleston, SC; great-grandchildren Landon and Maxwell Rokovich; brother William Matyuf of Canonsburg and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Friday 5-7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg, PA, where Parastas services will be held at 7 p.m. and Funeral Liturgy of Orthodox burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday. The Very Reverend Father Joseph Oleynik will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Springs Cemetery, Canonsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com 304-748-3219.

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  1. Sincere condolences to the Spetek family in the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of time spent in her home during our grade school years.
    Ginger Doak

  2. Our sympathies to the family and friends. Julie always had a way of making you feel welcome in her home. Her kindness will be rewarded in the Lords House.

  3. Nancy and family,
    So very sorry about your mom’s passing. She is at peace now and with your dad! May all your wonderful memories help you through the coming days. May her memory be eternal!
    Chris & Sam Greco

  4. So sorry for the loss of this very special lady-We will truly miss sitting behind her in church! Memory eternal

    Doug and Darcie Burkholder

  5. To the Spetek family,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know how hard that is because we went through it both with my mother and my mother-in-law. We miss them very much. Our prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace. God Bless You all at this time of bereavement and always. (Harold and Teresa Bruno McCombs and Frank Bruno.

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