Joseph E. Hayostek

November 08, 1930 ‒ March 02, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Joe Hayostek was always in a good mood, and he always left others in a good mood. Regardless of what life threw at him, his optimism prevailed. Though he lost his voice to a stroke, some 15 years ago, he never lost the gift of laughter and his ability to enjoy life.

At the age of 79, Joe passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 2, 2010 at home.

Born Joseph Edward Hayostek on November 8, 1930 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Jacob and Catherine (Marchik) Hayostek.

Serving in the U.S. Navy, Joseph fought in the Korean War and also served aboard the cruiser, USS Worcester. He was honorably discharged in 1951.

In 1959 Joe moved to Mansfield where he began working for the General Motors Ontario Plant. In 1989 Joe retired after working 30 years, as a line inspector.

Joe enjoyed flower gardening, watching westerns on television, and rooting for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

He was member of VFW Post #3494 on Ashland Road.

He is survived by his children and their spouses Jeffrey Hayostek of Dalton, GA, Timothy and Martha Hayostek of Salisbury, NC, Stacy and Carl Carrington of Mansfield; four grandchildren Stephanie Burchett, Connie Homerick, Julia Hayostek and Chasity Mazigi; six great grandchildren; his former wife Shirley Hayostek of Salisbury, NC; sisters Anna Hornick of Johnstown, PA and Rosemary Troska of Charles, PA, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with his parents Joe was preceded in death by his son Joel W. Hayostek; brothers Andrew, Jacob Jr., Frank, Stephen, and Michael Hayostek, and an infant sister Mary Hayostek.

The Hayostek family will receive friends on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 1 p.m. until time of his funeral service at 3 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. John Freeman will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where military honors will be held by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

Memorial contributions to the The Gideons International or Paralyzed Veterans of America may be made at the funeral home.

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