Very Rev. John A. Baranik Jr. (72) of Johnstown, passed away on Dec. 20, 2020. Born on Oct.13, 1948 in Windber. Son of late John and Irma (Lux) Baranik. Survived by wife of 491/2 years Pani Betty Jean Koslin and daughter Nikola Jean married to Christopher Bower of Myersville Md, also grandchildren Kalin and Colin. Brother of Gary of S Carolina. Lynda wife of Joseph Cannoni of Windber and Sharon wife of Ronald Rhoades of Johnstown. Uncle Leo Baranik of Jerome. Many nieces, nephews , cousin and friends. Ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1971 at Christ the Savior Cathedral. Pastor of St. Mary’s Buffalo. NY, Holy Ghost Church of Phoenixville, Pa, St. Mary’s of Jenners, Pa and St. Peter and Paul Church in Homer City, Pa. A viewing will be held on Dec. 23, 2020 at Christ the Savior Cathedral and a Priest Funeral Service will be at 7pm. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 9am on Thursday Dec. 24, 2020 at Christ the Savior Cathedral, Committal will be held at Church Cemetery. Co-celebrants will be Very Rev. Protopresbyter Father Frank Miloro and Very Rev. Protopresbyter Father Robert Buczak
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