John Andrew “Simon” Meterko, 77, Delancey, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born May 6, 1934, in Delancey, a son of the late John Andrew and Susie (Pluchinskey) Meterko.
In August 1962, he married the former Adda Louise Biggie, who survives.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
A man of strong faith, with a dedication to his daily prayers, he prayed for many people and causes.
Mr. Meterko was a self-employed carpet installer and a hardworking man who worked tirelessly to provide for his family.
He loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time with them.
A true baseball fan of the Rossiter Miners, he enjoyed watching his son play.
He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include seven children, Cathryn Bevak and husband Sam of Delancey, Adda Fegley and husband William Sr. of Spring Mills, Teresa Meterko of Delancey, Mary Meterko of Indiana and Leo, Peter and Damian Meterko, all of Delancey; seven grandchildren, William Fegley Jr., Bryton, Brent, Adda and Adrianna Fegley, Malik Meterko and Shea Bevak; two brothers, Andrew “Butch” Meterko and wife Rose of Delancey, and Richard “Moe” Meterko and wife Anna Marie of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Andrew Meterko; and a granddaughter, Sahara Schleef.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.
A Parastas service will be held at 3 p.m.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church officiated by Father Simeon Sibenick.
Interment will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Meterko's memory to the Ss. Peter and Paul Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com .