Rev. Frank Patrylak Falls Asleep in the Lord


Rev. T. Frank Patrylak (1926-2021)

Rev. Frank Patrylak, called to his everlasting reward on January 20, 2021 at the age of 94, was a retired priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.  Son of John and Eva Sagan Patrylak, he was born in Hanover Township, PA on February 26, 1926 and graduated from Hanover Township High School, Class of 1944.  He entered St. Basil’s College, Stamford, CT, in 1954 to begin formation for the priesthood. Following graduation in 1958 he entered St. Josaphat’s Seminary in Washington, DC and completed theological studies at Catholic University and Holy Cross Seminary, Washington, DC.  He was ordained to the priesthood on April 16, 1962 at the Ukrainian Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by Metropolitan Archbishop Most Reverend Ambrose Senyshyn, O.S.B.M.

Over more than four decades of dedicated priestly ministry Father Frank held various assignments including service in the Archbishop’s Chancery and at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia. The parishes at which Fr. Frank served were numerous: St. Mary’s Church, Ramey, PA; St. Michael’s Church, Pottstown, PA; Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Olyphant, PA; Holy Trinity, St. Clair, PA; Sts. Peter and Paul, Wilkes-Barre, PA; St. Nicholas, Minersville, PA; St. Mary’s, Bristol, PA; and Sts. Peter and Paul, Clifton Heights, PA.

After his retirement in April 2005 Father Patrylak resided at The Manor at St. Mary’s in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Father Frank is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Reverend Patrylak was preceded in death by his parents John and Eva Patrylak and ten siblings: brothers John, James, Peter, Michael, Joseph, Andrew and George, and sisters Anna Scrabat, Rose Geletej and Eva Malischak.

A parastas will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, 675 Cooper Landing Road, Cherry Hill, NJ on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 28 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 20 Nottingham Street, Plymouth, PA.   Following the Divine Liturgy, the burial will be at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Plymouth, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Father Frank Patrylak’s memory to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 20 Nottingham Street, Plymouth, PA 18651.


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