Veronica Sinichko Olenick Wednesday, February 29, 1928 - Sunday, May 14, 2017

Veronica Sinichko Olenick, 89, of Avella, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, in Transitions Healthcare of Washington. She was born on February 29, 1928 in Colliers, WV, daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Kuzma Sinichko. Mrs. Olenick was a 1946 graduate of Avella High School. She had lived in Avella since 1957 and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Byzantine Rite, American Legion Bert C. Sider Post 643 Ladies Auxiliary and SNPJ Lodge 292 all of Avella. She worked at Breezy Heights Tavern as a waitress and bartender for over 20 years. Mrs. Olenick enjoyed bowling and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. On November 14, 1948 she married George “Greg” Olenick, who died on October 27, 2012. Surviving Mrs. Olenick are: : two sons, Greg (Margie) Olenick of Leesburg, FL, Rick (Bonnie) Olenick of Wellsburg, WV; three daughters, Susan (Tony) Smutney of Avella, Sharon (Kirk) Wiskeman of New Kensington and Judy (Jim) Scaffidi of Mingo Junction, OH; 16 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; and a sister, Susan Sprando. Preceding her in death in addition to her husband and parents are: a grandson, Scott Smutney; seven sisters, Mary Witkowski, Ann Olejasz, Bertha Kopas, Betty Reagle, Helen Kubachka, Rose Sinichko and Julia Kubacka; three brothers, John, Charles and Michael Sinichko; and an infant brother, Pete Sinichko. Friends and family will be received from 2pm-8pm on Wednesday, May 17, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., located at 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312, where a Parastas Service will be held at 6pm on Wednesday. Panachida Service will be held at 9:30am on Thursday, May 18, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Divine Liturgy at 10am in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite in Avella, with Rev. Vasyl Symyon officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Avella. Condolences may be expressed at

Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc. 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312

Join us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:00am

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite, 176 Cross Creek Road, Avella, PA 15312

May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.  Aunt Vee was a gem.  She was my aunt and godmother and I'll keep the beautiful memories close to my heart.  Many blessings...Cindy

We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Vee. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and love to all of you,  Sandy &Jules



Olenick family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. We all grew up in Duquesne as kids playing in all the yards with so many Mom's & Dad's looking out for us. Your Mom was one of those "good people".

Susan and family, Sendimg you my deepest sympathies and prayers on the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet  person and will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.  Love, Debbie

Veronica was a great lady that will be missed by all. Susan, Greg (my childhood idol), Sharon, Judy (my classmate) and Rick all of you are in my prayers and deep in my heart. Your MOM was always a happy and fun person and everyone loved her. God bless you at this time but the wonderful memories will be there forever

Rick and Bonnie and family, so sorry hear about your mom 's passing, may God surround you all at this time. John & Gerri Hosler

Sending our prayers and deepest sympathy, love Chick and DJ