MOUNT CARMEL — Victor A. “Vista Vic” Mirarchi Jr., 83, of 50 S. Hickory St., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Ashland, Aug. 9, 1935, a son of the late Victor and Catherine (Hoffman) Mirarchi.
He graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1954 and served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56, during the Korean War.
On June 2, 1956, in the former St. Mary’s Church, he married his loving wife, Helen J. Watral. Together they celebrated 62 years of marriage.
He was the proud owner of Vista Motors, Coal Township, for 40 years. Victor enjoyed attending Mount Carmel Tornado and Penn State football games and anything that had to do with cars, but his greatest joys came from spending time with his family and grandchildren. Victor will be sadly missed.
Victor is survived by his wife, Helen J. (Watral) Mirarchi; three daughters, Linda Kernick and her husband, Richard, of Pittsburgh, Jeanine Zlockie and her husband, Daniel, of Mountain Top, and Christine Galitski and her partner, Harry Parfitt, of Mount Carmel, with whom Victor and Helen resided;’two sons, Joseph Mirarchi and his wife, Bonnie, of Coal Township, and Victor A. Mirarchi III, of Paxinos; 12 grandchildren, Tristan, Graeme, Connor, Ryan, Braden, Marley, Kennedy, Forrest, Brittany, Cole, Joey and Elise; three brothers, Frank and his wife, Elaine, Anthony and his wife, Eleanor, and Michael and his wife, Mary Fran; and two sisters Kathleen Kuzma and her companion, Paul, and Linda Robel; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; as well as two brothers, Ralph Mirarchi and Andrew Mirarchi.
MIRARCHI — Victor A. Mirarchi, Jr., 83, of 50 S. Hickory St., Mount Carmel. Divine liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in Patronage of Mother of God Church, 155 Melrose St., Marion Heights, with Rev. Mykola Ivanov officiating. Burial will be held in Patronage of Mother of God Cemetery, Marion Heights. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with Parastas at 7 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, with Panakhyda at 10:15 a.m., in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, C.J. Lucas, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VNA Crossings Hospice, 21 W. Independence St., Shamokin, PA, 17872. To send condolences to the family please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.