Jennifer Louise Elizabeth Wojnaroski Starsick, 61, was born January 12, 1961, in Johnstown, PA. Jennifer passed away unexpectedly June 4, 2022, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Wojnaroski and Regina Louise Wojnaroski; her maternal grandparents, James and Annie Dorer; and her paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Wojnaroski.
● Attended St. Patrick School, Johnstown, PA
● 1979 Graduate Bishop McCort High School, Johnstown, PA
● 1983 Graduate West Virginia University, Morgantown ,WV, School of Journalism
● Member of Kappa Delta Sorority
● Former member Charleston Junior League
● Former member Charleston Tennis Club
● Member of YMCA
● Worked for the Charleston Gazette-Mail for 30 years.
● She was currently employed by FEMA, a job she loved and that brought her great joy by helping others.
Jennifer’s innate ability to make friends everywhere and her love for her family and friends is what we will all remember. Everywhere Jennifer went you soon heard laughter, and her laugh is unforgettable.
She was a world traveler and looked forward to every new journey. Whether in Europe or cruising the Caribbean, each trip was an adventure to be anticipated, savored, and then remembered with joy. She had just recently returned from a cruise with a dear friend up the Mississippi River.
Jennifer was an avid reader and was always sharing something she had just read that she thought someone else would enjoy.
A proud graduate of WVU, Jennifer loved supporting the athletic teams, whether through attending the games or watching locally with friends.
Jennifer took all the experiences of her life, both the good and the bad, and chose to embrace them into a love that shone forth wherever she went.
She dearly loved coming home to Johnstown, PA, or to her family in Virginia for every holiday. She is survived by her closest relative, her cousin and “big sister,” Cheryl Hess Brush (Bill) and their sons: Jonathan Brush (Kara), Fort Defiance, VA, and their children: Kaitlyn, Caleb, Ashleigh, Braden, Karianne, and Annaleigh; and Joel Brush (Alexis), Culpeper, VA. She is also survived by other nieces, nephews and cousins; her sweet cat, Tigger, as well as her Charleston family of friends.
In West Virginia, a memorial visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street East, Charleston. A small gathering of family and friends for a celebration of life at 308 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, to follow.
In Pennsylvania, a celebration of life will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at Hindman Funeral Home, 1521 Franskstown Road, Johnstown, PA. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Elton Zion United Methodist Church, 1089 Mount Airy Drive, Elton, PA, with Pastor Daryl Penrod, officiating. Visitation will start one hour prior to service. Private interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jennifer’s name to the WVU Foundation at wvuf.org.