In Memoriam

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Eternal Memory: +Very Rev. Fr. Tony Joseph

Friday, October 07, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Very Rev. Fr. Tony Joseph  reposed in the Lord on Wed, October 5, 2022.

Fr. Tony was born on July 20, 1938. He is survived by his son Tony R. Joseph, married to Mary (Lashly), Kitty Hawk; daughter Tricia L. Honeycutt married to Craig, Nags Head; granddaughter Vera Bay Honeycutt, who put the twinkle in his eyes; granddaughter Amber King, Tallahassee, Fl; sister Sandy Joseph married to Malcolm Vosburgh, Maryland; sister Jeannette Mortensen married to Fred, New Mexico; and dear friend Sarah Hajduk, Maryland. He is also survived by sisters- and brothers-in-law, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Eva Joseph of Windber, his sister Antionette Joseph, and his loving wife of 59 years, Patsy (Bartko) Joseph. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Rev. Fr. Peter Benyo

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Rev. Fr.  Peter Benyo reposed in the Lord on August 8, 2022 while in retirement in Baja California, Mexico.

Fr. Peter Benyo was born on September 25, 1942 In New York, NY.   He studied at Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL graduating with a BS in History Education in 1965.  Father Peter Benyo studied in the Diaconate Program of the Diocese at Annunciation Center, Tuxedo Park, NY from 1991 to 1993.  He was ordained a Deacon on April 10, 1994 by the late Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko.   He furthered his studies for priesthood at Christ the Saviour Seminary from 1996-1998 graduating with a Licentiate of Theology Degree.  Read more...

Eternal Memory: + Pani Joan Wine

Saturday, August 13, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Joan Wine, the sister of Pani Marie Brancho, reposed in the Lord on Friday August 12, 2022.

Pani Joan  was born in Johnstown, PA., to the late Andrew and Theresa (Komisar) Kerestesy, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years the Very Rev. Fr. David Wine. Joan was a 1954 graduate of Johnstown High School and a very active member of St. Mary Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church in Akron. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and a troop leader. Read more...

Eternal Memory: + Ethel Woytek

Saturday, July 09, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Ethel Woytek, age 96, the Mother of Fr. Alexis Voytek of Spring Hill Florida, reposed in the Lord on July 7, 2022 from complications due to Covid

Ethel was born on December 23, 1925, to Helen (Kalessar) and Joseph Dufallo, in Hazlebrook, PA. She was the eighth of the Dufallos’ nine children. When she was 3 years old, her father was killed in a mining accident. Ethel reveled in learning and excelled in school. Ethel graduated from Freeland High School in 1943 as class valedictorian. Although she was more than capable of becoming the teacher or nurse that she longed to be, given her financial circumstances, she instead helped support her mother and siblings by working in a shirt factory. In 1951, Ethel married Joseph Woytek, an Army Air Force veteran Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Archon Alex Breno

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Archon +Alex R. Breno, age 85, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday May 29, 2022. Formerly a communicant of Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Phoenixville, Alex was a faithful parishioner of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Potmac, MD upon his relocation in recent years to Maryland with his beloved wife, Eleanor L. (nee Barnansky) Breno.

Alex was born on October 30, 1936 in Endicott, New York he was the son of the late Alex and Ellen (nee Hill) Breno.

He served in the United States Army and then worked for the United States Naval Audit Service for 30 years. Read more...

 
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