Donald Stephen Rybar
81, died October 28, 2019 at Amber Hills at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania after suffering from the disease of Alzheimers. He was born January 1, 1938, in Johnstown, to Stephen A. "Champ" and Anna (Kushman) Rybar in Minersville. Preceded in death by his parents and niece, Mary Judith. Don is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Nick Banda; and his sister, Dolores Evans in Connecticut. Also survived by three nieces, Ann and Judy Rees; and Susan Evans. He was a devout member Roman Catholic Church celebrating the Word at St. George Church in Erie and St. Benedict Church in Geistown. Don graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School in 1955 and Clarion University in 1960 with a Master's Degree in Secondary Word Culture. He taught for 38 years at Fort LeBoeuf High School in Waterford, Pennsylvania, where he also coached baseball and track. He loved life in many ways especially through extensive world travel, sports and music. He was a proud member of the 1954 Hahn's AAABA baseball team. Friends and family will be received from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc., 710 Broad Street. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 1 p.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fr. David Peles celebrant. Committal at St. Stephen's Cemetery. If desired, donations made to Bishop McCort High School in Don's Memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on October 30, 2019

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Craig Frisina
Nov 19, 2019
Lesson: Recognize the hazard. Understand the defense. Act in time.
I learned that from Mr Rybar in 1985. He was a great teacher and we have many fond memories of him and our time at Ft LeBoeuf. Prayers of support and God’s grace and strength for his family. Rest in God’s peace Mr Rybar.
Allen Yard
Nov 18, 2019
My condolences to Don's family. I have fond memories of times with Don ("Mr. Rybar" to me then) as a coach, teacher, and friend of the family. At Fort LeBoeuf, we were educated by a bunch of characters--good characters who developed good characters in their students--and Don is one I'll never forget.
Bob Sensor, Jr.
Nov 17, 2019
I taught with Don for many years at Ft. LeBoeuf. He was one of the first friends I made when I first stared to teach there. He was very kind and helpful to me in both my teaching and coaching. RIP my friend.
ann russell
Nov 16, 2019
you were a great teacher and you made learning fun. rip mr rybar
Dennis McArdle
Nov 16, 2019
My condolences. He was a great teacher and a better man. After graduation I considered him a good friend.
April Hannah
Nov 16, 2019
He was a great teacher. Kind and patient. I had him for World Cultures and Safety Ed. I still remember his voice everytime I get too close to another car. "Remember, 2 football fields behind the other car"
Leeann eggleston
Nov 16, 2019
He was a great teacher sorry to hear of your loss
Jesse Fiske
Nov 16, 2019
So sorry to hear about what happened he was a great man and teacher. I send my deepest sympathies
Thomas McLaughlin
Nov 16, 2019
Mr.Rybar was my baseball and track coach in 67 68 69,great guy. So sorry to hear this. Now he can see his fellow coaches RIP
Shawn McLaughlin
Nov 16, 2019
I had this man for safety ed. He was an amazing teacher who had endless energy & enthusiasm which always kept everyone sharp.
He moved into a house 3 doors up from my grandparents so I still would see them on & off post my school year, & Mr Rybar was the same guy no matter where he was or who was present. You will be missed sir. R.I.P.
Gregory Dean messenger
Nov 16, 2019
He was one of the teachers I admired from fort Lee bouef,one of the best,rip me rybar,ps I meant your parents when I worked the Johnstown flood in 77