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JOHNSTOWN, PA – [Diocesan Chancery] — With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Ethel Woytek, age 96,  the Mother of Fr. Alexis Voytek of Spring Hill Florida, reposed in the Lord on July 7, 2022 from complications due to Covid

Ethel was born on December 23, 1925, to Helen (Kalessar) and Joseph Dufallo, in Hazlebrook, PA. She was the eighth of the Dufallos’ nine children. When she was 3 years old, her father was killed in a mining accident.  Ethel reveled in learning and excelled in school. Ethel graduated from Freeland High School in 1943 as class valedictorian. Although she was more than capable of becoming the teacher or nurse that she longed to be, given her financial circumstances, she instead helped support her mother and siblings by working in a shirt factory. In 1951, Ethel married Joseph Woytek, an Army Air Force veteran