Ludwig Paul Sharek, 91, of Avonmore, Pa., passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Friday, February 22, 1929 in Avonmore, Pa., the son of the late Ludvik and Stella Pasternak Sharek. Before his retirement, he worked for National Roll as a furnace operator. He was a graduate of Avonmore High School in 1947. He was a United States Army Veteran who served in the Korean War with the 4th Infantry Division. He was a lifelong member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Avonmore, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 7901 (past Commander), PNA #1234 (Lifetime member, trustee), Former President of Avonmore Borough Council and the American Legion Post 57 in Saltsburg as 1st Vice Commander. He is survived by his children, Anastasia Winiesky and her husband, Jay, of Washington Twp., John Sharek and his wife, Joann, of Elderton, Ludwig Sharek and his wife, Carolyn, of Irwin, Timothy Sharek and his wife, Lisa, of Washington Twp., Michael Sharek of Avonmore and Bernie Sharek and his wife, Denise, of Avonmore, 10 grandchildren, James (Hollie) Winiesky and Rachael Winiesky of Washington Twp., Jason Sharek and his fiancé, Hilary, of Connellsville, Timothy Sharek and his wife, Ashley, of Wexford, Melisa (Ryan) Sharek O’Tool of Plum Boro, Zachary Sharek and his wife, Courtney, of Allegheny Twp. Noah Sharek of Washington Twp., Christopher (Lindsay) Sharek of Avonmore, Nicholas Sharek and his wife, Amanda, of Upper Burrell and Casey Sharek of Avonmore, 4 great grandchildren, Dylan and Sienna Sharek and Jordan and Ellen O’Tool and his sister, Bertha A. Zapotoczny of Avonmore, sister in-law, Cordelia Thomas and her husband, Donald, of Greensburg and a brother in-law, Joseph Douds and his wife, Christine, of Duncansville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years (Married June 30, 1956 at St. Ambrose Church), Patricia Mae Douds Sharek, a brother, Charles Sharek and a sister, Josephine Montali. Visitation will be conducted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore, Pa. 15618. FAMILY WILL NOT BE PRESENT. Due to COVID-19 concerns and our concerns for the public, MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES MUST BE FOLLOWED. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 505 Cambria Ave., Avonmore, Pa. 15618 with Father John Harrold as celebrant. Interment will be held at Westview Cemetery in Avonmore, Pa. Family suggests memorial contributions be made in Ludwig’s memory to St. Ambrose Church.
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