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Jo A. Mulvey-Hlavaty

October 8, 1942 ~ June 24, 2018

Jo A. Hlavaty, 75, of 3435 Center Drive, passed away Sunday (June 24, 2018), at home.  She was born Oct. 8, 1942, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Robert “Bob” S. and Ruth L. (Hackett) Mulvey. On July 23, 1966, in Genesee, Pa., she married George E. Hlavaty, who predeceased her May 28, 2003.  Jo started her primary education at the Martin Street School in Wellsville, and was a 1961 graduate of the Coudersport (Pa.) Area Schools. She graduated from Mansfield University in 1965.   She taught for the Wellsville Central School District for 32 years, summer-school for Bolivar-Richburg Central School District and Sunday School for the Stannards United Methodist Church.  She was named the Wellsville PTA “Teacher of the Year.” She was a member of the Wellsville Teachers Association, the Catherine Schuyler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Association of University Women and the Stannards Methodist Church. She enjoyed both American and Irish history, and genealogy.  She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer M. (Sean) McNally of Alexandria, Va.; and one grandson, Patrick McNally.   In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by five uncles, Robert, Harry, Clair, Gerald and Carlus Hackett; and two aunts, Marjorie (Therold) Furman and Mayfred (Reuben) Russell.  Friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday (June 30, 2018) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Sacred Hearts Cemetery.   Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the David A. Howe Public Library or the Willing Volunteer Fire Department.

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