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JoAnne M. Fencil
May 29, 1949 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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JoAnne M. Fencil, 74, of Harmony Township, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in her home. She was born on May 29, 1949, in Sewickley, to the late Michael and Mary (Manjak) Sradomski. She graduated as valedictorian from Ambridge High School in 1967 and was a 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she received her BA in education. She then furthered her education receiving her master's degree from Pitt in 1973. JoAnne began her teaching career teaching fifth grade in the Blackhawk School District and ended her teaching career at Northeast Elementary in Erie County, PA. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. JoAnne had a passion for reading and traveling. She was a faithful long-time member of SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge where she was a member of the Marian Guild and served on various boards and committees. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were an infant son, Gregory Fencil and granddaughter, Ramona Wargula. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, David J. Fencil, four children, Erin Wargula of Hopewell Township, Megan Fencil of Charlotte, NC, Marc (Lindsey) Fencil of Richwood, OH, Eric (Diane) Fencil of Cranberry, 10 grandchildren, Larry, John, Benjamin, James and Samuel Wargula, Sophie, Lucy, Ryan, Cole, and Reagan Fencil, a sister, Ginny (Bill) Hauck of Glenshaw, PA, a brother, Dr. Michael Sradomski of Cranberry Twp., nieces and nephews, Bill Hauck, Kelly Clark, and Jenn Hanselman. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the John Syka Funeral Home, Inc. 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge where a Panachyda service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10 AM in SS Peter and Paul Ukranian Catholic Church. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. Members of the Marian Guild will pray the Rosary on Tuesday at 3 PM and a Parastas service will be held at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 404 6th Street, Ambridge, PA,15003.