Rev. Father James Damian 'J.D' Zatalava


,74, Rev. Father James Damian Zatalava "Master of Divinity" Catholic priest of the Altoona Johnstown Diocese for 48 years, and former pastor of many parishes, most recently at Our Lady of Fatima, died May 30, 2018. He was 74. He was born in Johnstown on May 1, 1944 to Francis and Mae (Gulash) Zatalava. He graduated from Bishop McCort High School in 1962 and entered Our Lady of Loretto Seminary and received his Master of Divinity in 1970 and was ordained a Catholic priest by Bishop James J. Hogan on May 16, 1970. Father J.D. is survived by his brother, Francis Zatalava (Marilyn) of Somerset, along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother John. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Father Zatalava on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 12th Ave and 20th Street by Most Reverend Bishop Mark L. Bartchak. Committal at Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers kindly make donations to Our Lady of Fatima Church or Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery Endowment Fund. Arrangements by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.
Published on May 31, 2018
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