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79, of Johnstown died April 19, 2017, at Windber Regional Hospice. Born February 4, 1938, in Johnstown the son of Frank and Caroline (Silka) Walkowski. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathleen Walkowsky; brother, Edward; and sister, Christine. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Virginia (Mlinar) Walkowsky; children: Bernard, married to the former Mona Palmer; Theresa Oreskovich; Francine Haynal; Leonard, married to the former Carol Orosz; Janice Petak and special friend Tommy; Patricia, wife of Bryan Heilmann; and Rebecca, wife of Daniel Mains; 14 Grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-grandchildren. He was the brother of: Francis, married to the former Mary Ann Kovach; Carol, wife of Joseph Burkardt; Cecelia, wife of Thomas Diehl; James and wife Sue; and Cynthia, wife of Michael Owatt. John was a former member of St. Casimir Catholic Church where he volunteered for all church activities and currently a member of Resurrection Parish. He was retired from Ringler Motors where he was a diesel mechanic for 38 years. John was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed going on bus trips to the Meadows and Rivers Casinos. Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Parish. Private committal will be held at St. Casimir Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to Resurrection Parish or a charity of your choice in memory of John. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on  April 20, 2017
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