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John Korywchak

February 26, 1917 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 101)

Like Joseph, John was a carpenter by trade, a loving and unique guy who was a treasure to his family.  He left this world after gracing it for 101 years on March 11, 2018.  Moxie was the ultimate family patriarch caring for his parents, siblings and three generations of nieces and nephews (about 175 kids!) whom he loved dearly.  Our “candy man” always had a pocketful of butterscotch drops to share! 

John was born on February 26, 1917 to D’Metro and Kathryn (Katinski) Korywchak immigrants from the Ukraine. He was a lifelong member of SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church; World War II Army Veteran; career employee of Custer Lumber.

Moxie was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Mary Berezosky; brothers Michael, Joseph; sisters Mary Stopp, Rose Phelps, sister-in-law Verna Korywchak, and companion Betty Kinnel.   He is survived by sisters, Ann Gaydosh, Judy Beisner (CO), Kathryn Combs (Brazil) and brother, Frank “Buddy” Korywchak married to Marlene (Stern) (TX).

A private family viewing will be held at the Moskal & Kennedy Funeral Home followed by committal at Grandview Cemetery with military rites by VFW 155.  All are invited to a memorial for Moxie John to be held during the regular Sunday service at SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Sunday March 18, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Our family would like to thank John’s wonderful neighbors, Pam, his home caregiver and the staff at McCullough Place for their excellent care.  A special thank you to ViaQuest Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Building Fund, 1233 St. Clair Rd, Johnstown, PA 15905

Arrangements are entrusted to MOSKAL & KENNEDY COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 219 Ohio St. Johnstown.



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