Eternal Memory: +Anna Evanisko
JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + ANNA EVANISKO, age 100, the mother of Pani Connie. Anna fell-asleep in the Lord on Friday September 14, 2018 after a very brief illness. She would have celebrated her 101st birthday on December 11th.
Anna was the daughter of John and Mary (Semankovich/Felix) Lesko. Preceded in death by her parents, husband of 65 years George Sr. who passed in 2002, brother John Lesko and sisters Mary Muchesko, Margaret Lesko and an infant sister. Survived by son George Sr married to Evelyn (Matchik), daughter Pani Constance married to the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, all of Johnstown, and grandchildren Tamara, married to Deacon Gregory Benc, Watchung, NJ, Sonya Evanisko, Shepherdstown, WV, George Jr, Gainesville, VA, Alexandra Vatuvuk, Stephanie married to James Kobal, Christopher married to Roxanne (Kordish), all of Johnstown, Anastasia and husband Nick Tabb, Shepherdstown, WV. 16 great-grandchildren Victoria Schmidt, Michael Long, Tatianna Evanisko-Long, Jonah Strenski, Alexandra Benc, Anastasia Benc, Kyra Vatavuk, Symeon Kobal, Katarina Vatavuk, Sophia Evanisko, George Evanisko III, Xenia Kobal, Nicholas Benc, Nykos Kobal, Alexander and Asher Tabb. And many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
Prayers Requested For Those In The Path Of Hurricane Florence
JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- The assault of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas has begun. Thankfully, it appears that our mission parishes in Candler (Asheville) and Murphy, NC are not under evacuation orders at the present time. His Grace Bishop Gregory has asked that the faithful of the Diocese keep the members of our parish communities in North Carolina and the millions of others in the path of the hurricane in constant thought and prayer over this weekend.
Bishop Gregory Is Elevated to Rank of Metropolitan!
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] With great joy, the Diocesan Chancery has learned that the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople at its monthly meeting on August 29, 2018 voted to elevate His Grace, Bishop Gregory to the rank of Metropolitan.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory, in announcing the decision of the Holy and Sacred Synod to the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese in a special Archpastoral Letter, expressed his gratitude in writing ... His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy and Sacred Synod have honored all of us. I am truly greatly humbled.