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Dr. Jaroslav V. Vaverka

November 2, 1943 — January 3, 2024

West Mifflin

Dr. Jaroslav V. Vaverka

 

Dr. Jaroslav V. Vaverka, 80, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Born in Chomutov, Czechoslovakia on November 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Vladimir Buchta and Vera Skalska.

 

Jaroslav immigrated to the United States in 1969. He was an engineer in the mine and was also a weight lifter prior to becoming a Professor of Applied Engineering at the former California University of Pennsylvania. He had a passion for history and collected books, foreign films and coins. 

 

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Bowes) Vaverka; daughters, Miriam Rice, Andrea (Mark) Heinrich, Nicole (Matthew) Weightman and Elissa (Michael) Caprini; grandchildren, Emma, Ally, Ashley, Olivia, Theo, Natalie, Grace, John and Lily; sisters, Jitka (Zdenek) Demkova and

Hana (Petr) Krivka.

 

Friends will be received on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. with Pastor Sandra E. Fitzgibbons officiating. 

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