JOHNSTOWN — DYKAS – Rev. Benjamin “Albert R.,” 85, former pastor of St. Columba Church, Johnstown, died Jan. 13, 2014. Born Feb. 28, 1928, in Boston, Mass., son of George and Sophie (Ignatowicz) Dykas. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Joseph; and aunt and uncle, Frank and Aniela Borowski. Survived by nephew, Richard Dykas, and family, Dedham, Mass.; and cousins, James Condon, and family, Las Vegas, Nev.; Michelle Pedzewick, and family, Walpole, Mass.; and Lillian Rock, and family, Bogart, Ga. A graduate of Medford High, Medford, Mass. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He studied philosophy at Assumption Seminary, Chaska, Minn.; and theology at St. Anthony-on-Hudson, N.Y. Father Dykas was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop William Scully at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, N.Y., on May 27, 1961, and served as a priest for 52 years. He celebrated his first Mass the following day at his home parish, St. John Chrysostom, West Roxbury, Mass. He was then assigned to St. Bonaventure, Don Mills, Ontario; then, St. Francis of Assisi, Montreal; Immaculate Conception, Trenton, N.J.; Catholic Information Center, Binghamton, N.Y.; St. Joseph’s, Endicott, N.Y.; and Holy Name, Ebensburg; St. John the Evangelist, Bellefonte; and St. John Gualbert Co-Cathedral. Father Dykas served four years as pastor at St. John the Baptist, Portage; 10 years at St. John the Baptist, Acosta; 10 months at St. Catherine of Siena, Duncansville, Pa.; four years at St. Boniface, St. Boniface; and then retired after serving seven years at St. Columba, Johnstown. Member of Polish American Priests Association and Polish Museum of America. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until the time of transfer prayers at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, 710 Broad St. Visitation will continue from 3 to 8 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 536 Decker Ave., where vigil service will be celebrated at 3 p.m. and where funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, Bishop Mark L. Bartchak, JCD, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum. Pax et bonum. Condolences can be sent to the family at http://ozogfh.com
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Phillip E. Fetterman Sr.
FETTERMAN – Phillip E. Sr., 68, Jerome, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Bernice (Prelich) Moore
MOORE – Bernice (Prelich), Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Anna (Risko) Kotelnicki
KOTELNICKI – Anna (Risko), 91, Nanty Glo, died April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David E. Price
PRICE – David E., 72, Hampton Drive, Alum Bank, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Janet L. (Rippin) Roberts
ROBERTS – Janet L. (Rippin), 81, Johnstown, died April 19, 2014, at home.
Jay Wesley Keith
KEITH – Jay Wesley Sr., 73, Johnstown, passed away April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Marie A Munaretto
MUNARETTO – Marie A., 86, Emeigh, passed away, April 19, 2014, at Miners Medical Center.
Robert A. Pytash
PYTASH – Robert A. “Rob,” 70, Vintondale, passed away April 18, 2014, James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Hospice Care Unit.
Margaret Teresa Bodziak Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Margaret Teresa Bodziak, 81, Carrolltown, died April 19, 2014, just five days after her beloved husband, Philip.
Clyde Earl Horner
HORNER– Clyde Earl, 94, Tionesta, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Clarview Nursing and Rehab, Sligo.
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Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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