Richard M. Uzelac
Uzelac, Richard M., 70, Johnstown, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019 at his home, after a six-year battle with dementia. Born January 24, 1949 in Johnstown. Son of the late Sava & Minnie (Varnish) Uzelac. Preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Donald Uzelac, Helen Malysko, Peter Uzelac, Millie Romano, and Irene Mesaros. Survived by his husband and partner of 27 years, Jeffrey Arkwright; his siblings, Bernard Uzelac, Stephen Uzelac, Samuel Uzelac, Sally Sharpe, Natalie Ofsanko, Carol Nagy, Darlene Hobar, and Syliva Brisko; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and members of extended family; and friends, John Kosik and Steve Bass in Chattanooga, TN; and Steve Smith and Paul Murray in Key West, FL; and his dogs Romeo & Caesar. Richard was the director of the Johnstown Christian Home. Jeffrey wants to extend a special thanks to Natalie & John Ofsanko & Sam Uzelac, for being so helpful and supportive, as well as his caregiver, Stacey Severns. All services were held privately by request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard's name to The Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600 Doylestown, Pa 18901. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., "Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care." Condolences may be made at
Published on September 25, 2019


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elsie hildebrand
Oct 14, 2019
i was Richard uzelac special friend I will miss him =elsie
Dianna (Tumbas) Dunnington (Pittsburgh PA)
Oct 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Jeffrey and the Uzelac family . My sisters and I knew them from St.Nicholas Sunday School and church. Rich was a devoted church member , officer and kind to everyone. He was blessed to have Jeffrey as his husband and devoted care giver as well as his family. May His Memory Be Eternal.
Sep 27, 2019
I remember him fondly from JHS. I'm so sorry to hear of his dementia battle, but I'm glad he had so much love in his life.
What is remembered lives.
Robin Mattes
Sep 25, 2019
Sammy and the family my condolences for your loss. Dick bird as we called him was part of Franklin . if we were hooping in the play ground or in the firehall dick bird was there. another one of the Franklin guys are gone. Rest in Peace my man
Candyce Haman
Sep 25, 2019
Such a smart, kind and generous man Rich was! Someone so special will not be forgotten.
sadie cobaugh
Sep 25, 2019
I was a resident of Franklin boro. I remember the uzelac family well. My condolences to the family, prayers
Mary Guzic
Sep 25, 2019
Jeff,I am so sorry for your loss.may your memories help you during this difficult time.Please extend my sympathies to the rest of the family as well.
Samuel Harfield
Sep 23, 2019
To the Uzelac family whom I know and admired for a long time . Richey one of my best friends ever may God bless you and family.
Sammy Harfield
Margaret Rossi
Sep 23, 2019
Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant was purchased for the family of Richard M. Uzelac by Margaret Rossi.  Send flowers