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December 15, 2017

John ‘Honk’ Prokopovitch Jr. – Washington Township

flagJohn “Honk” Prokopovitch Jr., 90, of Washington Township, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 15, 2017, at Mount St. Macrina Manor in Uniontown. John was born in Monessen, on Jan. 2, 1927, and was married to Kathryn “Kuta” Hussar. John served in the United States Army during World War II and was a retired steelworker from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Monessen. John enjoyed hunting on his farm, fishing, bowling, playing cards and having coffee at the Pitt Stop with friends. John was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Monessen and the Fayette City American Legion. John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathryn; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Charles Lloyd; his parents, John and Mary Prokopovitch; and 11 brothers and sisters. John is survived by four children, Richard (wife Laurel), John III, Frank (wife Vicki), and Diane Dongilli (husband Alan); and 11 grandchildren, (John and his wife raised two of their grandchildren, Kathy Lloyd Forte (husband Jeff), and Chuck Lloyd (fiancée Denise Hamer), after the sudden death of their daughter, Kathleen, in August 1976), Cody (wife Shannon), Nicole Fartini (husband Nicholas), Amber Dongilli Gido (husband John), Chase Dongilli (wife Karlee), John IV, Michelle, Eric, RJ, and Danielle Etling; 15 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Caitlyn, and Autumn Forte; Christine and Celeste Lloyd; Sophia and Dominic Fartini; Weston Prokopovitch; Anthony and Bennett Gido; Kendall Dongilli; Kathryn Mattey and Trinity DuVall; Lexi and Allen Etling; and one sister, Rose Chovan. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at ELEY MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME, 334 Main St., Fayette City, Pa. 724-326-5621. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lenity School Road, Rostraver. Family and friends attending Monday’s service are to go directly to St. Mary’s cemetery. Father Bump of St. Sebastian Church will officiate the funeral service. The family wishes to thank everyone who cared for John from Amedisys Hospice, Mount St. Macrina Manor, and Cherry Tree Nursing home for their care and compassion.