Terrence M. “Terry” Hovanec, 69 of Scottdale, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1950 in Latrobe a son of the late Michael and Delphina (Buchek) Hovanec.
Terry was employed by SuperValu, New Stanton with 43 years’ service and was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale. He was a member of the Youngwood Sportsman’s Association and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was also a former volunteer fireman with Greensburg Fire Department Hose Co. No.7. Terry also enjoyed listening to Polka’s on Sunday’s.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Phoebe (DeMuth) Hovanec, whom he married May 31, 1980, his three loving and caring children, Amanda Marie Edwards and husband Eric; Michael Andrew Hovanec and Daniel Patrick Hovanec and wife Katherine; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Samuel Edwards; his sisters, Charlotte Krajc and husband Patrick and their daughter, Beth Ann Krajc; and Janelle Snyder and husband Clyde and several additional nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Delphina.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where Prayers of Transfer will be offered on Wednesday at 9:30 am followed by Terry’s funeral Mass at 10 am in St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held on Tuesday at 7:45 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital @ st.jude.org, the American Cancer Society @ cancer.org or St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale. Please visit www.gjfuneral.com for online condolences.