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Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! #414371 01/03/16 01:44 PM
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Please pray for the devout servant of God, Deacon Robert Kuchta, currently serving at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, York, PA; formerly of the Carpatho-Russian jurisdiction when living in Pottsville.

Deacon Robert was suddenly and unexpect3edly diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer last night. He will undergo surgery on Monday to remove fluid from his lungs.


Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #414426 01/07/16 09:40 PM
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Prayers ! I have a family member going on 4 years with stage 4 inoperable . Stay positive.
See PANCAN.org,

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Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #414431 01/08/16 06:43 AM
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Prayers for Father Deacon Robert. May the Lord God provide fullness of healing.

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Prayers for Father Deacon!

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Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #414452 01/10/16 05:37 PM
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Fr. Dcn. Robert will have an initial consultation with an Oncologist on Thursday.

He is home and able to communicate on his computer.

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Prayers continue!

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Lord have mercy!

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Lord have mercy!

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I have learned that the cancer is stage 4 and has metasticized to the liver.

Deacon Robert will undergo chemotherapy in the hope of resuming his ministry.

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Prayers for Deacon Robert, that his physicians be guided by the Holy Unmercenary Physicians, Cosmas and Damian, and that the Lord restore him to health and his ministry.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #415001 02/15/16 11:46 PM
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A Facebook post by Deacon Robert's daughter (relayed to me by my wife) indicates that his time may be short.

"A Christian ending to our life,
painless, blameless,
and a good defense before the judgement seat of Christ,
let us ask."

Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #415080 02/19/16 07:07 AM
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Prayers continue. Lord, have mercy!

Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #415225 03/05/16 11:54 AM
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Deacon Robert reposed in the Lord on the First Saturday of Souls.

"With the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
give rest, O Lord to soul of Thy departed servant;
and preserve it in a place of blessedness that is from Thee,
O Thou Who lovest mankind"

Re: Deacon Robert Kuchta, metastatic cancer - MEMORY ETERNAL! [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #415227 03/05/16 08:56 PM
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Rev. Father Deacon Robert Kuchta
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Father Deacon Robert (Bobby) Kuchta, formerly of Frackville, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016, at his residence with his wife by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret (Harvest) Kuchta; his daughter, Barbara Challenger; and a brother, Rev. Archpriest Father John Kuchta. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marie Yatcilla Kuchta; daughter, Marie Ann Reba and husband, Joseph; son-in-law, Bret Challenger; five grandchildren, Joe, Natalie, and Rachel Reba, and Daniel and Christie Challenger; a sister, Margie Orris and husband, J.R.; sister-in-law, Helen Kuchta; and many nieces and nephews.

Religious funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, St. Clair, with the Rev. Fr. Andrew Tsikitas of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, York, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the church. Interment with military honors will be in Holy Ascension Orthodox Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville.

Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/yo...y&pid=177953063#sthash.97UrGjNA.dpuf

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May the memory of the Lord's servant, the Deacon Robert, be eternal!


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."

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