Matushka Olga Govrusik

Died: Wed., Jan. 13, 2021

Private Services


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 20, 2021
Location: St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church

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Govrusik, Matushka Olga, 96, Laurel View Village, died January 13, 2021. Born January 30, 1924 in Holdingford, MN, the daughter of The Very Rev. Fr. John Paul and Matushka Maria Handziuk. Preceded in death by parents; husband, The Very Rev. Fr. John W. Govrusik; son, The Rev. Fr. John W. Govrusik, Jr.; sister, Stefanida; and infant brother, Nicholas. Survived by daughter, Daria (Robert) Yanosky, Central City; grandson, Robbie (Ashley); granddaughters, Stacey, Tiffany, and Nadine; darling great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Irene (Chupeck) Govrusik, Syracuse, NY; and sister-in-law, Mary (Govrusik) Palladino, Lynnfield, MA. Matushka Olga was a graduate of Central High School in Flint, Mi and became a typist in the executive offices of General Motors before marrying in 1944. In addition to supporting Fr. John’s ministry for over 68 years, Matushka Olga worked in the Cairnbrook sewing factory and served as a volunteer at Windber Hospital. Heartfelt gratitude to Fr. Donald, Fr. Andrew, and the staff at Laurel View Village who cared enough to be there for Matushka when no others were. Friends will be received from 9-10 am Wednesday at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 111 Alberta Ave., Johnstown. Masks and social distancing are required. Private Funeral Service at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church followed by Committal at St. Tikhon’s Monastery Cemetery, South Canaan, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church Special Project Fund or Laurel View Village Endowment Fund (2000 Cambridge Drive, Davidsville, PA 15928).


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Nancy and Mike McClellan
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
We loved Matuska very much. We would visit her until covid. She was always so pleasant and caring. We loved her..

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