Stephanie Jung, 63, of Church Street, North Warren, Pa., and formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012, following a brief illness and was taken home to be with the Lord at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House.
Stephanie was born on Oct. 21, 1948, in Munich, Germany, the daughter of the late Wessil and Anastasian Dzalamanow.
She is survived by her husband, Steven A. Jung, whom she married on June 21, 1977; two brothers, Mike Dzalamanow and his wife Terri and Paul Dzalamanow, both of St. Marys; nephews, Sean Dzalamanow and Richard Dzalamanow and his wife Angie of St. Marys and Marcus Dzalamanow and his wife Angie of Wilmington, N.C; niece, Angela McEldowney and her husband Mykal of Greenville, S.C.; a great-niece, Clara Dzalamanow of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Jeannine Goodwin and her husband Brad of St. Marys; a niece, Leslie Goodwin of St. Marys; a nephew, Shawn Goodwin and his wife Dyanne of Columbus.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Hole.
She was sworn in as a citizen of the United States in 1970.
Stephanie graduated from Memorial High School in St. Marys in 1966. While in St. Marys, her interests varied, but most were centered on her love of horses and the locations where they were boarded; she still had fond memories of her very first horse, Lanie.
She was also involved with toll painting along with her sister, as both were self-taught artists. Stephanie had also worked at the St. Marys Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant and Kiefaber Plumbing Supply.
After several moves in New York and Pennsylvania, Steph and Steve settled in North Warren, beginning her employment at Whirley Drinkworks on Nov. 11, 1983, in the molding department. She transferred to the art department in 1985 as an artist and was promoted to assistant art director in 1995, a position she held until her illness. She enjoyed her work because of the fact she was able to put her artistic ability to her full potential. Even during her illness, her constant worry was for her co-workers, with which she had formed a strong bond. She considered them family. She had attended the Holy Redeemer Church.
Steph’s interests leaned toward animals. She loved her dog Darwin, her standard poodle; her love for horses continued, and she volunteered at Double Rainbow Farms and was a trustee there. Her other interests included pottery, gardening, jewelry making, reading and being with her friends. Stephanie will be missed by her family and by her many loyal friends who were by her side until the end.
With Stephanie’s fear of confined spaces, her wish was to be cremated.
Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., East Warren, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Monsignor John Lucas, celebrant, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the John Blair Hospice House, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa., 16365, or to Breast Cancer Research in honor of her sister Anna, American Cancer Society, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa., 16365.
The family will be accepting e-condolences at PetersonBlickFuneralHome.com.