Josephine Poplinsky-Hrbal

June 2, 1924 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 97)


POPLINSKY-HRBAL - Josephine (Safko), 97; of Johnstown, passed away on September 10, 2021 at home.  Born June 2, 1924 in Johnstown, daughter of John and Severina (Virostek) Safko.  Preceded in death by parents; husbands, Francis Hrbal and Stephen Poplinsky; son, Francis Hrbal; sisters, Cecilia Safko, Helen Safko and Anna Skasko; and brothers, Frank and John Safko.  Survived by loving daughter, Patricia Sladki of Johnstown; grandchildren, Breann Sladki and fiancĂ©e Brian Griffin, Michael Hrbal and David Hrbal; and great grandson, Carter Sladki; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Also survived by stepsons, Richard (Connie) and Edward (Sally); sisters-in-law, Marilyn Safko and Audrey Hrbal. Retired employee for Bethlehem Steel Corp. An avid catholic and member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was loving and caring and always put others first. She enjoyed Polka dancing. Friends and family are asked to attend  funeral Mass at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Geistown on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. David S. Peles. Committal to follow at St. Francis Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Interim Hospice in memory of Josephine.  Condolences may be sent at

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Funeral Mass
September 15, 2021

1:30 PM
St. Benedict Catholic Church
2310 Bedford Street
Johnstown, Pa 15904

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