Frederick John Katrinak, age 70, formerly of Perryopolis, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by brother Richard, in infancy, parents John Katrinak and Mary Litvin Katrinak, brothers-in-law Jim Marchelletta and George Ryan and sister-in-law Betty Jean Katrinak. He is survived by daughter Michelle of Jacksonville, Florida; brothers Tom of Martinsburg West Virginia, Robert of Omaha, Nebraska, Daniel of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and David of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania; sisters and spouses Evelyn and David Dahl of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Marion Marchelletta and Leo Sarrazine of Garrett, Indiana and Jane Ryan of Connellsville, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He retired from the steel industry as a millwright at US Steel among others. He was an original member of the "Branded 1s" Motorcycle Club and a life long motorcycle enthusiast known as "Ghost" amongst his friends. He was very proud of his service in Vietnam as a Corporal in the US Marine Corps and also proud that he and his 4 brothers served in 4 branches during the conflict, all being members of various veterans' organizations.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, where Prayers of Transfer will be said at 10 a.m. on Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St John the Baptist R. C. Church, Perryopolis, PA with Father Efren Ambre as Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA.
Members of the St. John the Baptist Church will pray the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Perry Sokol Club will have a Funeral Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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