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Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Colver, Pa.

Compilation of Headstones in
Holy Ascension of Christ Orthodox Cemetery
Colver, Pa.

The Holy Ascension Cemetery is located in Barr Township, Cambria County near the Cambria Township and Barr Township boundary. It is located northwest of the village of Colver, on Snake Road, near the intersection with Sugar Camp and Wolfe Roads. The Holy Ascension of Christ Orthodox Church is located in Colver, PA. The cornerstone of the church states: "Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Ascension of Christ Church, Organized November 10th, 1916, Colver, Pa."

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Holy Ascension Cemetery
Holy Ascension Church
   

Location

This cemetery is located about 1.5 miles northwest of the village of Colver. Heading northeast on Reese Avenue in Colver, make a left on Snake Road and the cemetery is about a mile away on the south side of Snake Road.

An aerial photograph with the approximate boundaries of the cemetery is shown in Figure 1. Figure 2 is a topographic map showing the location of the cemetery relative to the village of Colver. Please note that in Figure 1 North is toward the bottom of the page, while Figure 2 has North at the top.

The oldest dated headstone found is that of Istvane Hajdu who died on July 28, 1917.  There are about eight headstones in Cyrillic. These were translated on a best effort basis. There are 78 marked graves and more that are unmarked but recognizable from the depressions in the ground.

This compilation is sorted alphabetically by the surname of the individual.

This document was prepared on a best efforts basis and it is acknowledged that the data are incomplete and may contain errors. Any additional information or corrections are extremely welcome. Please forward comments, additions, or corrections to: George R. Warholic, 5913 Holland Road, Rockville, MD 20851. Telephone (301) 881-1864.

Sources & Methodology

The headstones in the cemetery face north, toward Snake Road. The Holy Ascension Cemetery is about half the size of the neighboring Holy Family Cemetery.  The entrance is marked by red brick pillars off Snake Road with Holy Family to the left of the pillars and Holy Ascension on the right. An aerial photograph with the approximate boundaries of the cemetery is shown in Figure 1. The cemetery was transcribed in July 2006, beginning at left side of the cemetery starting at the section nearest to Snake Road West to East and North to South. The rows of headstones were transcribed from left to right and were assigned to rows as close as possible in cases when the headstones were not aligned in rows. The rows are not official designations of the cemetery but were used as a tool to locate the individual headstones for updates and corrections.

A transcription of the headstones in this cemetery was previously published by Des Warzel in 1995 [1]. This transcription was compared to Des Warzel’s transcription to check for completeness and to identify possible errors.

 

Holy Ascension Map

Fig. 1  Aerial Photograph and Approximate Boundary of
Holy Ascension Cemetery

 

 

Holy Ascension Map 2

Fig. 2  Topographic Map of Colver and Cemetery

 

   

Church Address:

Holy Ascension of Christ Orthodox Church
5th Street
Colver, PA

Rector: Fr. Andrew Matychak
(814) 946-9482

Updates:

 Transcribed July 17, 2006.

Disclaimer:

This information has not been provided by any official cemetery source. The information provided here represents a best efforts attempt to document and share the information from this cemetery. This data may be incomplete or may contain errors in interpretation of gravestone information or in transcription. It is offered here as a tool to promote further research and should not be considered as verified proof for genealogical records.

[1] Warzel, Des, Cambria County Pennsylvania Cemeteries, Vol. I, Clossen Press, Apollo, Pa., February 1995.

          
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S R  HS|        Surname    |   Given Name         |   Born       |  Died       |   Notes:                                   |
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1  6  5 Bisko               John Sr.                 01 Mar 1889   04 Sep 1946  Father
1  1  2 Blanar              Mildred (Bisko)          17 Jun 1894   02 Dec 1983  Mother
1  3  2 Butchkosky          Andrew                          1921          1928
1  3  4 Butchkosky          John                            1932          1938  Son
1  4  5 Butchkosky          Sophie                          1926          1928
1 10  6 Chernushin          Anthony J.                      1896          1994  Father
1 10  6 Chernushin          Mary                            1909          1973  Mother
1  1  4 Cross               Cemetery
1  6  3 Dobrowlsky          Alex                            1876          1972  Father
1  6  2 Dobrowlsky          Theresa                         1879          1939 (pic)
1  9  2 Dregu               Andy                     16 Mar 1921   20 Aug 1924
1  4 12 Dubil               Frank                           1888          1958
1 11  4 Dutkevich           Unreadable                      1890          1916  Unreadable Cyrillic (AYTKEBNYb)
1  6  6 Gala                John                            1890          1953
1  2  5 Griffith            Excenia C.                      1926          1994
1  2  5 Griffith            Francis D.               31 Jan 1931   01 Feb 1977  USAF
1  2  6 Griffith            Francis Duane            31 Jan 1931   01 Feb 1977  A 2C USAF KW Vet Plaque
1 12  3 Hajdu               Istvane                         ****   28 Jul 1917  39 Yrs.
1  4  7 Hazy                Charles                  25 Dec 1896   31 Jul 1938  Father, born in Czecho-Slovakia
1  4  8 Hazy                Charles Jr.                     1924          1987  US Army WWII
1  3  3 Hresko              Andrew                          1928          1929  Son
1  2  2 Hresko              Catherine                       1892          1954  Mother
1  2  1 Hresko              John                            1918          1981  Son, Veterans Marker WWII
1  2  2 Hresko              Michael                         1887          1978  Father
1  8  4 Hudak               Andrew                   13 Dec 1876   08 Nov 1949  Father
1  8  5 Hudak               Anna (Bilack)            14 Oct 1879   12 Dec 1947  W/o Andrew Hudak
1  8  2 Hudak               George A.                07 Apr 1912   19 Aug 1952  Son, Co B 805 Tank Dest Bn WWII
1 10  3 Huslinger           Mildred                  02 Dec 1922   17 Apr 1923
1  8  6 Juba                Charles                  04 Apr 1885   16 Sep 1945  Father
1  2  3 Juba                Helen                    03 Mar 1896   02 Feb 1981  Mother
1  5  1 Juba                Michael                         1882          1929  Father
1  2  4 Juba                Nick                     21 Nov 1924   01 Aug 1984  Son
1  5  1 Juba                Steve                           1911          1928  Son
1 10  4 Kalanica            Helen                    17 Jun 1922   25 May 1923  (pic) faded away.
1  4  1 Kepics              Ivan                            1891   04 Dec 1929
1  6  1 Kozar               Charles                         1893          1964  Father
1  6  1 Kozar               Mary                            1896          1935  Mother
1  4  3 Kutsor              Agnes                           1929          1929
1  3  1 Kutsor              DeMetro                         1931          1932
1  4  6 Kutsor              George                          1880   26 Nov 1932
1  4  4 Kutsor              Sofia                                  12 May 1926  W/o George, Age 36 Yrs.
1  7  1 Lack                Anne                     ** Mar 1932   ** Jul 1932
1  5  3 Lapinsky            Helen                           1930          1947  D/o Frank & Mary
1  6  4 Legdon              Eva                             1900          1943  Mother
1  6  4 Legdon              Wasco                           1889          1957  Father
1 10  2 Letso               Anna                            1894          1943
1 10  2 Letso               Helen Theresa                   1917          1919
1 10  1 Letso               John                     15 May 1883   02 May 1975  Father
1 10  2 Letso               Susie                           1915          1919
1 11  5 Lutsky              Helen                           1880          1920  Mother
1  1  3 Makosy              George                   01 Nov 1933   09 Oct 1990
1  9  1 Marchinsky          Andrew Jr.               03 Mar 1935   10 Mar 1935  Son
1  8  1 Markovich           James                    23 Apr 1925   23 Apr 1925
1 12  2 Medyov?             Anna                     26 Aug 1916   08 Oct 1917  Cyrillic (MbNAnnOBb AHHA)
1 12  1 Mucha               Catherine                10 Jan 1927   18 Mar 1927  D/o Mike & Helen Mucha
1  8  3 Mucha               Helen                    03 Aug 1908   29 Mar 1935  W/o Mike (pic)
1  4 13 Polosky             Anna                            1894          1965  Mother
1  4 13 Polosky             George                          1881          1970  Father
1 10  5 Poslowski           Eva                             1928          1929  Cyrillic (IBA)
1 10  5 Poslowski           Fedo                            1928          1929  Cyrillic (OE9O)
1 10  5 Poslowski           Ivan                            1881   08 *** 1929  Cyrillic
1  1  1 Sauger              Mary                     09 May 1914   30 May 1995
1  1  1 Sauger              Paul                     31 Dec 1908   06 Mar 1990
1  9  3 Shutack             Nancy                           1895          1932
1  6  7 Sichko              David                           ****   17 Aug 1953  Age 3 Days, Our Baby
1  7  2 Spontak             Charles                  25 Dec 1928   04 Jan 1929  S/o Mike & Justina
1  4 10 Stanko              Sophie                          1895          1946  Mother
1 11  3 Stomka?             Ivana Vasiau                    1889   28 ??? 1920  Cyrillic (IBAHA CTOMKA BACNAIO)
1 11  1 Stomka?             Yelena                          1916          1918  Cyrillic (EnEHA CTOMKA)
1  3  5 Switlick            Michael                  20 Nov 1938   02 Apr 1939
1  4  9 Valent              Joseph                          1894          1971
1  4  9 Valent              Mary                            1902          1986  (pic)
1 11  2 Varga               Demetri                  ?? Oct 1880   21 Oct 1918  Cyrillic (DNMNTRIN BAP7A)
1  2  7 Wahna               George                          1920          2006  Matevish & Matevish Fun. Home Marker
1  4 11 Yacina              Barbara                         1870          1956
1  4 11 Yacina              George                          1877          1957
1  5  2 Yanuta              James                    22 May 1933   30 Aug 1933  S/o Charles & Mary
1  5  2 Yanuta              Peter                    22 May 1933   30 Aug 1933  S/o Charles & Mary
1  4  2 Yasko               Margaret                 29 Aug 1923   07 Jun 1925
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