Welcome to the memorial page for

Fred A. Karlovich

September 17, 1930 ~ April 16, 2017 (age 86)

The Piano Brothers

Fred A. Karlovich, 86, formerly of East Brady died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at St. Barnabas Nursing in Gibsonia.

Born September 17, 1930 in Commodore, PA, he was the son of Nicholas and Mary (Fayak) Karlovich. 

A veteran of the US Marines, Fred served during the Korean Conflict. 

On June 26, 1965, Fred married the former Janet Wible, she survives.

A graduate of Green Township High School, Fred lettered in basketball, football and track.  He attended Indiana University of PA on the GI Bill and earned his bachelor’s degree.  He later attended Penn State University for a master’s degree.  Fred began a career in secondary education teaching at Brookville High School for 3 years and later East Brady High School teaching typing, accounting, business math, business english, word processing and business law for 31 years.  He was chairman of the yearbook committee, the attendance officer, the Morgan Scholarship coordinator and sold tickets at East Brady Bulldog Football games with his wife, Janet. 

Fred was a faithful member of St. Eusebius Roman Catholic Church in East Brady where he was a lector and usher.  He also served on the Parish Council and volunteered for church dinners and other events. 

Throughout his life, Fred enjoyed traveling, journaling, writing and researching genealogy; yardwork, gardening, and projects around the house; reading, especially the daily newspaper and time spent with family and friends.  Fred was always interested in learning about others and was always willing to lend an ear. 

He is survived by his wife Janet Karlovich of Gibsonia, PA; and 2 sons, Eric Karlovich of State College, PA and Brian (Joelle) Karlovich of Canonsburg, PA.  He is also survived by 2 grandsons, Benjamin and Matthew Karlovich of Canonsburg and 2 brothers; Edward (Marcia) Karlovich of Grand Rapids, MI, and George (Kay Lon) Karlovich of Clymer, PA. 

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Ann. 

Friends of Fred A. Karlovich will be received 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028

A Parish Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home at 3:30 PM Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday April 20, 2017 at St. Eusebius Roman Catholic Church with Rev. William Kuba, officiating.

Committal, Military Honors and Burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery.

The Karlovich family suggests contributions be made in Fred’s name to St. Eusebius Church, 301 East 2nd Street, East Brady, PA 16028

To view or express condolences, please visit www.BuecheleFuneralHome.com




Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17110
Web: http://www.alz.org/

St. Eusebius Church
301 East 2nd Street, East Brady PA 16028
Tel: 1-724-526-3366

 Service Information

April 19, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
East Brady, PA

Prayer Service
April 19, 2017

3:30 PM
Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
East Brady, PA

April 19, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
East Brady, PA

Mass of Christian Burial
April 20, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Eusebius Roman Catholic Church
East Brady, PA

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