Irene Vaja, 89

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The late Irene Vaja

Irene Vaja, 89, of Wintersville, died Monday, April 20, 2020, in Cancia Villa Royale in Steubenville.

 Born Dec. 2, 1930, in Wolf Run, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Nestor and Mary Kuzemchak Dallak.

 Irene had worked as an EKG lab tech at Ohio Valley Hospital, and at the Steubenville Library Starvaggi Branch.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Vaja, whom she married Nov. 23, 1951, and died March 7, 1993.

 Irene was a member of All Saints Orthodox Church in Wolf Run and the Amsterdam VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by a sister, Jenny Finn of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews, including Deborah Paulette, Diana Plavka, and Daneen Englemen. She is also survived by special friends, Gene Mirasola and Mickie (Janice) Freeman.

 Irene was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

 Graveside services were held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville.

 Memorial donations in Irene’s name may be made to the All Saints Orthodox Church, 1395 County Road 75, Amsterdam 43903, or Valley Hospice, 4000 Johnson Road, Steubenville, Ohio 43952.

 Dodds Funeral Home of Amsterdam assisted the family with arrangements.

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