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Fr. Anthony Wozniak

1933 - 2021

Fr. Anthony A. Wozniak, a retired priest of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA died October 2, 2021 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. He was 87 and had been a priest for 62 years.

A native of Posen, Fr. Wozniak was born November 14, 1933, to Anthony and Theresa (Purol) Wozniak.

Fr. Wozniak attended primary and secondary schools in Posen. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary College in Orchard Lake and completed theological studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake. He was ordained a priest May 23, 1959, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, by the late Bishop Hugh L. Lamb. Fr. Wozniak served as assistant pastor (parochial vicar) of SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in Fairchance, (1959-61); St. Joseph Parish, Uniontown, (1961-62); and St. Regis Parish, Trafford, (1962-68), before being appointed pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Point Marion, where he served from 1968-71. He also served as pastor of Holy Family Parish, Seward, and its former chapels in Bolivar and New Florence, (1971-72), St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish, New Kensington (1972-86); and SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish and its former chapel in Shoaf (1986-99). In 1999, he was granted permission to serve in pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Saginaw. After returning to the Diocese of Greensburg, he was appointed chaplain of St. Anne Home, Greensburg in 2002. He provided pastoral care at other nursing homes in Greensburg. Fr. Wozniak retired to Neumann House, Greensburg, in 2008.

He is survived by his siblings, Anita (Wozniak) Tucholski of Cleveland, Ohio, Sister Lois Wozniak of Sisters of Mercy in Farmington Hills, Sally (Wozniak) Mulka of Midland, Sr. Tereska Wozniak of Dominican Sisters in Grand Rapids and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his father, Anthony J. Wozniak; his mother, Theresa (Purol) Wozniak; brothers, Arthur Wozniak and Leonard Wozniak; brothers-in-law, George Tucholski and James Mulka and sisters-in-law, Marge Wozniak and Betty Wozniak.

Friends may visit at St. Casimir Catholic Church on Monday, October 11th from 10 a.m. through time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir Catholic Church in memory of Fr. Anthony Wozniak.

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