The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 29, 2012

Dennis M. Petyak

The Tribune-Democrat

GALLITZIN — PETYAK – Dennis M., 56, Gallitzin, died Dec. 29, 2012, at his residence. Born Dec. 17, 1956, in Altoona, son of the late Michael and Helen (Glass) Petyak. Survived by his wife, former Barbara Ruffley, whom he married July 2, 1983; children, Lori and Joseph, both at home; sister, Donna (Robert) Decoskey, Gallitzin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Denny owned and operated Petyak Tire and Exhaust for 33 years. A 1974 graduate of Penn Cambria High School. Denny enjoyed dirt track racing, fishing and running heavy equipment for the borough. A member of St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal, St. Mary Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where a vigil service will be held Tuesday. (


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