Joan (Duray) Ditko, 85 years old, passed from this life on October 16, 2022, at home with her husband of 66 years Patrick S Ditko and her youngest son Patrick J Ditko. She is survived by her daughters Joanna Opela and Helena Ditko and her sons Mark (Marianne) Ditko and Stephen Ditko. Joan has 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Joan was the “baby of the family” of eight siblings; two surviving siblings are Nicholas (Mary) Duray and Marge Murray. Joan loved dancing, walking, aerobics, and singing in Church. She studied interior design through a correspondence course with LaSelle Design and she spent much of her time doing interior decorating.
Visitation will be at Moskal Reid Funeral Home on J Street Thursday, October 20 from 2:00 -4:00 pm and from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A funeral Liturgy will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul, 143 Church Road, Portage, PA at 11:00 am Friday, October 21. Afterwords, a meal and celebration of life will be held. Please RSVP to (818) 913-6286 for more details. She will be interned at Mt. St. Macrina Cemetery in Uniontown, where she attended academy and always had a fond connection with the Srs. of St. Basil the Great. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mt. St. Macrina Retreat Center, 500 West Main Street, PO Box 878, Uniontown, PA 19401.
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