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Ann Melanie Yurcisin

June 10, 2023


Ann Melanie Yurcisin, 76, was born into eternal life June 9, 2023.

She is predeceased by her parents Pani Anna (Popovich) and Very Reverend Protopresbyter John Yurcisin and more than twenty aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by Ann (Yurcisin) and Harry Koehnlein, Evelyn (Yurcisin) Houston, Dan and Lynne Yurcisin,
many Yurcisin, Popovich and Fisanick cousins, extended family members, special neighbors Susan Kalcik and Nick Bocher and Coco, her cat.

Ann Melanie is remembered by her family, neighbors, friends, colleagues and parishioners as a loving, caring person who always commemorated birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions with hand-made cards, a phone call or a "thought gift". For one aunt's 80th birthday party, she created a pinata decorated as a stuffed cabbage (halupki) to the whole family's delight. One cousin who spent a lot of time with her in Ohio said she had supreme empathy for others, was strong in her faith, and had a hilarious sense of humor. 

Her care and thoughtfulness shone brightly by her life-long dedication to the parishioners and seminarians of Christ the Savior Cathedral and Seminary. She served most recently as the church treasurer. She had a variety of leadership roles in American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Society (ACRY) and Slovak Heritage Association of Laurel Highlands (SHALH).

After early education in Johnstown, she received degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin- Stout. She dedicated her life to helping people with disabilities in educational settings at Goodwill, University of Wisconsin, University of North Dakota and The Ohio State University. She spoke and wrote of the findings of her field studies at a wide range of local and International conferences and publications.She was recognized for her leadership by the Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award, The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), their highest honor.

Ann Melanie traveled to Slovakia with the Carpatho-Rusyn Society to visit her grandparents' homeland. She noted how the Johnstown area resembled the mountains of Slovakia. She could see how her parents and grandparents loved this area!

Ann Melanie was a soft-spoken woman of great faith who loved her family and friends. Eternal Memory! 

Friends and Family will be received from 2:00-4:00 and also from 6:00-8:00 on Monday June 12, 2023 at Moskal-Reid Funeral Home (West End).

Panachiada will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday.  The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Father Robert Buzcak presiding. 

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 13, 2023  10 a.m. at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, 300 Garfield Street, Johnstown, the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak officiating. Committal in the Church Cemetery following.  

Moskal-Reid Funeral Home is providing arrangements for the family.  

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Funeral Service
June 13, 2023

10:00 AM
Saviour Orthodox Cemetery, Garfield Street, Johnstown, PA


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