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90; Belmont, passed away peacefully with his grandson Eric at his side on March 5, 2018 at Windber Hospice Palliative Care Unit. Born September 21, 1927 in Johnstown, son of Stephen Sr. and Mary (Vanek) Omasta. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 47 years, Elizabeth C. (Wissinger) Omasta; brothers, Stephen Jr., and John P. Omasta; and sister, Mary Chlebovec. Survived by loving daughters, Denise married to Lawrence "Larry" Rosage of Lake Stonycreek, PA; and Michele widow of the late Albert Bennetta of Millington, MD. Also survived by grandchildren, Nicholas and wife Mary (Yankova) of North Carolina, Eric and wife Elyse (Bowser) of Pleasantville, PA and Jessica Rosage of North Carolina; and great grandsons, Fynn Joseph and Lucas Rosage. Also survived by brother, Daniel Omasta and wife Wilma of Indiana, PA and brother-in-law and best friend, Robert "Butch" Wissinger and wife Marie; and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Joseph was an U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. A retired rigger for Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was a member and officer of many clubs and organizations, including the C.W.V. Post 1103, Woodvale Athletic Club, Woodvale Olympic Club, Turners, Austrian Hall, St. Sylvester's Society, Y.M.C.A., and past president of First Slovak Catholic Ladies Association Branches S404/J425. Lifelong member of the former SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church (St. Clare of Assisi Chapel Choir member); and parishioner of St. John Gaulbert Cathedral, where Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, the Very Rev. James F. Crookston. Committal at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, where VFW Post 155 Ritual Team will perform honors. Friends received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joseph M. Omasta to Windber Hospice Palliative Care unit, 600 Somerset Avenue Windber, PA 15963. The family would like to thank Dr. Leonardo Amper, Conemaugh 7 Ashman nursing staff and Windber Hospice Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Condolences may be sent at fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on March 7, 2018
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