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William J. Vargo

May 27, 1944 — October 12, 2021

William Joseph ‘Bill’ Vargo, 77, of Star Junction, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at his home.  Born May 27, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, PA he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Evon Vargo.  A resident of Star Junction for the past 59 years, Mr. Vargo was a member of St. John The Baptist RC Church, Perryopolis.  Bill worked at Anchor Hocking Glass, US Steel Clairton Works, Prudential Insurance along with working at the Cactus Lounge, Perryopolis.  He was a member of the Perryopolis Sons of Italy, Perryopolis Sokols Club, long time secretary of the Cactus Golf League, served as Past President and Board member on the Frazier School Board for 20 years and officiated High School Basketball for many years.  Bill was an avid golfer, enjoyed his daily newspaper, sports section and especially crossword puzzles, loved going to his grandchildren's sporting events and most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Carol Farkus Vargo to whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in January, two daughters & sons in law Christine & Lou Muccioli of Perryopolis, Deborah & Matthew Alekson of Perryopolis, five grandchildren Stephanie Bock Dykstra, Gina Muccioli, Gabrielle Alekson, Brock William Alekson, Brant Alekson, two great grandchildren Lydia Dykstra and Karina Hall, sister Kathleen Steiner of Perryopolis, a very dear cousin Tony Salesi and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by two grandsons James Charles Bock and Baby Alekson, sister Susan Rabatin and two brothers Andrew 'Arnie' Vargo and Thomas Vargo.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 pm at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515.  Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. John The Baptist RC Church.  Interment will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery.  The Family wishes to extend a very special Thank You to his caregivers from OSPTA Hospice – Sherri, Angel, Katelyn, Amy and Breanna.  The Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the William J. Vargo Frazier Scholarship Fund or to St. John the Baptist RC Church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, October 15, 2021

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Perryopolis

191 Liberty Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, October 16, 2021

St. Nicholas Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Perryopolis, PA

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