Eternal Memory: + Rev. Fr. John Cmur

Thursday, January 1, 1970

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Rev. Fr. John Cmur , age 90,  reposed in the Lord peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. 

Fr. John was born and raised in Dunmore, PA. He married his wife, Mary, in 1954 and moved to Brick, NJ to raise their family. He retired to Whiting in the early ‘90’s.

Fr. John worked for many years as a plant manager for Orgo-Thermit, Inc. metal manufacturing in Manchester Township and was a member of the local Rotary Club. He began his studies for the priesthood at Christ The Savior Seminary in Johnstown, PA. He was ordained to the priesthood in October, 1992 at Holy Ghost Church in Manville, NJ.  Fr. John served as pastor of St. Nicholas Church on 10th Street in New York City and later served at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Yonkers, NY for over 10 years. After retiring in 2018, he continued to help his community, serving in the diocese throughout New Jersey.

Fr. John loved sports. He enjoyed coaching Brick Recreational Soccer and especially loved watching his grandchildren play. He also enjoyed traveling abroad, especially to the Ukraine, and flower & vegetable gardening. His family has many fond memories of his lifetime of stories & travels. He will be dearly missed.

Fr. John is predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary, in 1989; and his sister, Ann Woodring. He is survived by his 3 children, John David Cmur and his wife Cecelia of Toms River, NJ, Mary Linda Cmur and Erin Wolter and her husband Steven of Wall, NJ; 7 grandchildren, Justina and her husband Maged, Hailey, Christian, Gabriel, Isabella, MaryKate and Jack; and 3 great-grandchildren, Noah, Sage and Rosie. He is also survived by his niece, Mary Ann Toroney and her husband Andrew.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday, April 6      Private visitation by Family at 9 AM  with departure to Scranton, PA

Thursday, April 6      12 noon    Funeral Service sung in St. Nicholas Church, Scranton,

"In Blessed Repose, grant eternal rest, O Lord, to your newly-departed Priest + Father John and render eternal his memory, vicnaja jemu pamjat!"