Jo-Ann B. “Jada” Olsavsky

April 19, 1942 - July 16, 2019
Jo-Ann B. “Jada” Olsavsky

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Jo-Ann B. “Jada” Olsavsky, 77, of St. Clairsville, OH passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA with her husband Jake and sister, Ann B, O’Donnell at her side.  She had numerous medical issues and was in Pittsburgh for the past three weeks.  She was born April 19, 1942 in Provident, OH a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Janicki Bukmir.

Jo-Ann was a retired Registered Nurse having worked for the St. Clairsville  Clinic, Dr. F. Jay Keefer and Dr. Matt Kirkland and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and St. John Central High School Alumni.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Dobis and Bernice Fulton; a brother, John Bukmir; a brother-in-law, Francis H. Kerr.

Jo-Ann graduated from St. John Central High School in Bellaire and went to nurses training at Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing where her senior year she was Miss Student Nurse.  She took specialized training at hospitals in Columbus and Pittsburgh.  She came back to St. Clairsville to work at the former Clinic on Main Street, then Dr. Keefer’s office and finally at Dr. Kirkland’s office in Wheeling as an R.N. and office manager until both reached retirement age.

Her Friday nights were devoted to the high school football teams her husband Jake coached.  Jada was the number one cheerleader for Brilliant, Bellaire and Union Local.  Jada and Jake had a true love for their professional lives and the people that they helped.

Surviving are her husband, Wm. Jake Olsavsky of St. Clairsville; two sisters, Stella B. Kerr of Baden, PA and Ann B. (Scott) O’Donnell of Avon Lake, OH; a sister-in-law, Marlene Bukmir and nephew, Mark Bukmir, both of St. Clairsville.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 pm and Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialist 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH with a vigil service at Friday at 3:45 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday at 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Chillog as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 AM

St. Mary Catholic Church - Directions
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Union Cemetery - Directions
211 Maple Avenue
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • July 18, 2019
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of "Jada". Denny Albaugh

  • July 18, 2019
    Jeff Malesky says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jake on the loss of his lovely wife. Jeff, Vicki, Jake & Dana Malesky

  • July 18, 2019
    Ronald L. Bumgardner says:
    My deepest sympathy.

  • July 18, 2019
    Mike Longo says:
    Jake, I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife,Jada. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may Jada; Rest in Peace.

  • July 18, 2019
    Rory A. Fitch says:
    Coach O. My sincerest condolences to you on the passing of your wife. May she rest in peace. You are in my thought and prayers.