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Julia P. Messner

September 23, 1923 ~ August 23, 2022 (age 98)


Julia P. Messner, 98, of Southmont, passed away peacefully August 23, 2022, in Johnstown, PA., born September 23, 1923, in Portage, PA. She was the daughter of Michael and Anastasia (Marko) Pirich. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard F. in 1991, and siblings.

Survived by son Leonard V. OD,  FAAO, married to Stephanie (Saylor) Messner, OD, FAAO,  granddaughter Jordan married to Michael Vaccarino of New York.

Julia was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be sadly missed but never forgotten. She was a very faithful member of Christ the Saviour Cathedral where she enjoyed playing the piano for her friends.

She was the last of 6 siblings.

Friends will be received from 11 AM to 1 PM Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Christ the Saviour Cathedral where Funeral Service will begin at 1 PM, with the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Fr. Robert Buczak. Interment at St. Michael Orthodox Cemetery, Portage PA.

Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. is entrusted with all funeral services.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
August 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Christ the Saviour Cathedral
300 Garfield Street
Johnstown, PA 15906

Funeral Service
August 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Christ the Savior Cathedral
300 Garfield Street
Johnstown, PA 15906


St. Michael Orthodox Cemetery
Corner of West Wesley Avenue and Cemetery Road
Portage, PA 15946

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