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Reverend Father Joseph Jugan

February 14, 1930 — August 9, 2021

Reverend Father Joseph Jugan, 91, of Johnstown, PA, fell asleep in the Lord on August 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving nieces and nephews. He was born on Feb. 14, 1930 in Johnstown, the youngest and the last surviving of six children of John and Mary (Teplica) Jugan. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George, Stephen, John and wife, Sophie (Zahornetz); sisters, Mary, and Helen Varga; brother-in-law, Basil Varga; and nephew, John Michael (“Basil”) Varga - all of Johnstown. He is survived by nieces and nephews: Marian (Varga) Shannon; Veronica Varga; Joe and wife, Susan (Varner) Varga; Karen (Hanson) Varga – all of Johnstown; George and Laura (Barkley) Varga of Maryland; Dennis and Shirley (Lubinsky) Jugan of Johnstown; Gary and Judy Jugan of Illinois; and numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Ozog Funeral Home, Johnstown, PA. To view the full obituary please visit

Any member of the church or community that would like to sign Father Jugan's register book are welcome at Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 304 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The register book will also be available to sign on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church at 9:30 am mass.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Reverend Father Joseph Jugan, please visit our flower store.

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