Vincent Edward Petak


55, of Johnstown, died May 12, 2019, at home. Born July 10, 1963, in Johnstown the son of Edward J. "Frog" and Georgiann (Fesko) Petak. Preceded in death by his father. Survived by his mother; brothers and sisters: Gerianne, (Leonard) Sabato, Springfield, PA; Gary, (Jean York), Littleton, CO; Maribeth, (Ernest) McClelland, Pittsburgh; Rosanne, (Patrick) Beckerle, State College, PA; Jacqueline, (Mark) Pavlosky, Castle Rock, CO; Richard, (Toni Cislo) Johnstown, PA; Aileen, (John) McDermott, Apollo, PA; Pamela (Scott) Dingman, Raleigh, NC; Melissa, (Steve) Reynolds, Reisterstown, MD; and Joseph, (Tammy Roles), Johnstown. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vincent was a 1981 graduate of VoTech High School and retired from PennDOT with 30 years of service. He was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penn State Football. For years he flew the Penn State flag proudly at The Petak Tailgate spot and countless nieces and nephews knew where to find Uncle Vince. In his retirement years he enjoyed his Harley trips to Sturgis, Daytona, our own Thunder in the Valley and weeks-long rides with cousin Larry and friends to as many states as they could visit. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc., 710 Broad St. where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Franciscan Friars OFM, Conv. Committal will take place at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the 1889 Cancer Fund, 4 Valley Pike, Johnstown, PA 15905, in memory of Vincent Petak. For more information on the 1889 Cancer fund please call 814-532-0100 or visit their website at
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2 posts

Jeanne Delich Susko
May 14, 2019
With deepest sympathy to the Petak family.
Chrissy (Zonin) Gutilla
May 14, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Vince. Often going to my Mom's house, I would pass by Vince's house and if I would happen to see him outside, I would stop to say hello and have a brief chat. I have a lot of happy memories that we shared in our teens. May he rest in peace. I will miss seeing you my friend.