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Lillian Hlavaty Sadavage, formerly of Jessup [PA], died Sunday [10/4/2009] in Bryn Mawr Hospital following an illness. She was the wife of Joseph A. Sadavage. The couple was married for 49 years.
Born and raised in Jessup, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Ritzco Hlavaty, she was a 1950 graduate of Jessup High School, where she excelled in softball with the Mid-Valley Girls Softball League. She later continued her baseball career as a member of the illustrious Rockford, Ill., Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She traveled with the team as a shortstop for [one] year.
A former member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Jessup, she resided for most of her life in the Midvalley area. Recently, she and her husband moved to King of Prussia with their daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Eynon, and before retirement, she was employed by WEA Manufacturing.
She enjoyed her free time as an avid New York Yankees fan, especially following Derek Jeter. She was a lover of animals, especially her beloved cat, Poppers.
Also surviving are a daughter, Leeann Sawicki and husband, Robert, King of Prussia; a sister, Joan Patrick, Jessup.; a brother, Joseph Hlavaty, Moosic Lakes; nieces, nephews and cousins.The funeral [was] Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Main Street, Eynon. Interment, Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Jessup.
Relatives and friends [called] Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions [were] made to breast cancer research.
Author: Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
Contributed By: Lena Sullivan
Copyright: Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune 10/7/2009