The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 9, 2014

Rev. Father Joseph Kapusnak

UNIONTOWN — KAPUSNAK – Rev. Father Joseph, 79, pastor of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, Leisenring, Pa., and a priest of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Mount St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown. Born Aug. 11, 1934, in Johnstown,  son of the late Michael and Anna (Teplicky) Kapusnak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Michael, Martin, Nicholas, John, Stephen, Helen, Julia and Mary Kapusnak, Anna Bubalo and Betty Brown. Survived by his sister, Sister Margaret Kapusnak, OSBM, Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown. Father Kapusnak grew up in Johnstown and attended St. Mary Greek Catholic School in Johnstown.  He graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School in 1952 and was a summa cum laude graduate of Delaware Valley College S&A in 1961. He was ordained to the priesthood, March 25, 1966, by Bishop Nicholas T. Elko D.D. His parochial assignments included: St. Mary’s Parish, Johnstown, where he served as deacon in 1965; Holy Ghost Parish, McKees Rocks, from 1966 to 1968, and SS. Peter & Paul Parish in 1968, where he served both as an assistant; and St. Mary Parish, Sabraton, W.Va., and St. Nicholas Parish, Bobtown, Pa., from 1968 to 1971, where he served both as administrator. He served the following parishes as pastor: St. Mary Parish, Bradenville, Pa., from 1971 to 1973; St. Michael Parish, Sheffield and Lewis Run, from 1973 to 1996; St. Nicholas and St. George parishes, Youngstown, Ohio, from 1996 to 1997; St. Nicholas Parish, Perryopolis, from 1997 to 1999; and St. Stephen Parish, Leisenring, from 1997 to present. His archieparchial appointments and offices held included: Priests’ Senate, pension board, personnel board, office of religious education instructor, spiritual director, BCW contributor of series and articles, renewal and revitalization commission; clergy formation task force; and keynote speaker-catechetical congress. Dean of North Central Deanery, from 1982 to 1996, appointed by Archbishop Stephen and renewed by Archbishops Thomas and Judson. Viewing will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, Leisenring, where service for a priest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral of Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Archbishop William C. Skurla, celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount St. Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Father Kapusnak to Sisters of St. Basil 500 W. Main St., Uniontown, Pa. 15401, or Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15214. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Pa.

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