Eugene C. Vavala, 73, of Warren, PA., died Tuesday morning, October 20, 2020, at AHN-St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA, after an extended illness.
He was born July 30, 1947 in Warren, PA. and was the son of Carl and Theresa R. Scalise Vavala. Eugene was a lifelong Warren area resident. He was a 1965 graduate of Warren Area High School and the former New Penn Beauty School as a hair-dresser and cosmetologist. He then went to Seneca Vocational School and earned his license as a Licensed Practical Nurse. He had been employed as a nurse with Warren General Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. He was a collector of antiques and enjoyed raising collies.
He is survived by his 2 brothers – Anthony “Tony” Vavala and wife, Pam of Warren, PA., Joseph (Joe) Vavala of Youngsville, PA., his cousin, Mary Kramer, who was his caregiver for the past two years; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charmaine Mauk Vavala whom he married April 22, 1978 at St. Joseph Church, Warren, PA., who died August 30, 2017, an infant daughter, Anne Marie Vavala.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. by Fr. Philip Pinczewski, Pastor of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Erie, PA, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of Warren County, hospiceofwarrencounty.com, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.