Steve Fedorko, 84, of Portage died Sunday peacefully at home surrounded by family.
He was born in Oil City, Portage Township, son of the late Nick and Mary (Kachurchak) Fedorko.
He is survived by his wife, Amelia (Morroni); former wife Betty (Castel) of Portage; children: Dr. Jeffery Fedorko (Cindy), Lydia Kachur (John), Steve Fedorko (Karen), Dr. Jeanine Bitskey (Mark) and Lisa Style (Robert); stepson, Frederick Klepser; grandchildren: Larissa Sauder (Ted), Kyle Fedorko, Alysha Kachur, Kristina Kachur, Alexandra Fedorko, Samantha Fedorko, Nicole Bitskay, Shannon Bitskay and Nathan Bitskay; stepgrandchildren: Amanda McVicker, Tommy McVicker, Sarah McVicker and Clayton McVicker; brothers: Charles (Helen), Nicholas (Mary) and Edward (Judith); and sisters: Mary Christani (Bruno) and Florence Leap.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: John, Michael, Frank and Walter; and sisters: Katherine Kachurchak, Helen Mihalick, Susan Fedorko and Ann Fedorko.
Steve was a successful businessman who began as an assistant manager at the Portage A&P until he started the Fedorko Mink Farm in 1953. He owned and operated two Riverside Markets located in Coalport and Claysburg. This led him to be selected into the Who's Who in America's Business. He served time in the U.S. Army.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home PC, Portage, where Panachida will be sung at 7:30 p.m. with celebrant Father David Smoley. A service will occur at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and burial will follow at the St. Michael's Orthodox Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Portage or St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber.