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James A. Murcko

June 9, 1943 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 76)


HERMITAGE-James Andrew Murcko, 76, of Hermitage, PA, passed away on February 21, 2020 at home with his family by his side. 

Jim was born June 9, 1943 in Hermitage to John and Lena Murcko and was a graduate of Hickory High School.

Captain James Murcko retired as Chief Pilot from Dad’s Dog Food in 2013. He was passionate about flying, fishing, boating, hunting, riding his Harley with his friends and most of all his family and grandchildren. 

He is survived by Carol Solyan, his companion of 25 years and her children Jeff and Sheila Solyan and Amy and Kevin Balaska, daughters Megan Keating, Katie Roth, Emily and Ryan Stanford; his brother John and his wife Rosie Murcko and brother-in-law Ray Hricik; grandchildren Andrew Keating, Alden, Conor, and Maddie Roth, Luke Stanford, Lainey and Landon Solyan, Leah, and Carson Balaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sandy Hricik and niece Jean Marie Murcko.

Private arrangements are being handled by the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Sharon.

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Sharon, PA 16146

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