James Wascak

Obituary of James A. Wascak

James A. “Newt” Wascak, 74, Armagh passed away December 2, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born October 5, 1949, the son of late John and Mary (Surike) Wascak.


Survived by wife Leanne (Hess) Wascak, children Robin Gibson & husband Keith, New Florence; Laura LaMore and husband Greg, Grand Haven, Mich; Dawn Short, Ebensburg; Gloria Butler and husband Patrick; Indiana; Patrick Hirsch and wife Tanya, Homer City. Grandchildren Alex Gibson and wife Kathy; Rebecca Holdsworth and husband Dylan; Alison Irwin and husband John; Benjamin McClure; Ian Short and wife Carley; Amanda Short; Erica Lichtenfels and husband Dan; Cecilia “Ceci” Butler; Samantha “Sammi” Hirsch; 7 great-grandchildren, and one on the way.  Brother Ed Wascak and wife Veronica.  Nieces Diane Hoover (Tom), bonus daughter Shana Stiles (Josh) and their children; several great-nieces, and great-nephews, and many neighbors and friends who were like family.


Jim was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  He loved his family and loved to help everyone he could.  If he saw anyone with a need, he would go out of his way to help them, whether family, friend, or complete stranger.  He enjoyed classic cars and trips to the casinos. 


Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday, at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh and 11 AM till time of mass at Noon on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 425 Bridge St., Seward.  Interment Armagh Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to Holy Family Catholic Church, or www.stxbp1disorders.org