Wellsville, NY - Jo A. Hlavaty, 75, of 3435 Center Drive passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at home. She was born October 8, 1942, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Robert “Bob” S. and Ruth L. (Hackett) Mulvey. On July 23, 1966, in Genesee, Pennsylvania, she married George E. Hlavaty, who predeceased her on May 28, 2003.
Jo started her primary education at the Martin Street School in Wellsville, and was a 1961 graduate of the Coudersport 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, and Sunday School for the Hardstands United Methodist Church. She was named the Wellsville PTA “Teacher of the Year.” She was a member of the Wellsville Teacher's Association, the Catherine Schuyler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 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, Virginia, 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 on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm 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. To leave online condolences, please visit wwwww.embersfuneralhome.com.