Cecilia M. Washnock, 97, of Whitney, died Monday, July 4, 2022 at home. She was born August 12, 1924 in Whitney, a daughter of the late John S. and Mary C. (Barlock) Hvizdos. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Whitney. Our mother spent countless hours in her kitchen cooking up stews and soups with homemade noodles. Her pizza and pies were the best! Many memories were made with all who visited her especially those cherished visits from her great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Washnock, four brothers, infant Joseph, John J., Michael J. and George A. Hvizdos and two sisters, Anna R. and Aurelia J. Hvizdos. She is survived by her children, John “Jack” Washnock, Donald R. Washnock and wife Margie and James E. Washnock all of Whitney, Joanne Washnock of Latrobe, Robert J. Washnock of Commerce Township, MI and Donna M. Vasinko and husband Mark of Acme, twelve grandchildren, Dr. Kurt Washnock, DMD and girlfriend Erica Knupp, Ben, Paul and Samantha Washnock, Joseph Vasinko and wife Allison and Brandon Vasinko and wife Nicole, Cristie, Corey and wife Claudia, April and husband Brandon, Bethany, Kevin and David, fourteen great grandchildren including Evan, Jace, Salem and Clarissa, a brother, Leonard Hvizdos of Emmaus, PA, two sisters, Mary Sagan of New Jersey and Lucille Marsh and husband Richard of Latrobe, and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a funeral mass to be celebrated at 11 AM Friday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Whitney, with The Rev. James F. Podlesny, OSB as celebrant. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, nurse Charlotte and all of Cecilia’s caregivers over the years for their care. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia Church, PO Box 80, Whitney, PA 15693. Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., Pleasant Unity, in charge of arrangements.
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