The John Duda Memorial Fund is in honor John Douglas Duda, a parishioner of our church that was granted his angel wings on April 14, 2021, after a courageous battle with ALS. 

The fund will be used to help furnish the new OLG Music and Arts room that is currently under construction, scheduled to complete in October 2021.

John Douglas Duda

John was born in Norristown, PA on August 10, 1958 son of Jack and the late Janet (Lokitis) Duda. He grew up in Conshohocken, PA where his life revolved around sports especially baseball, basketball, and ice hockey.  It was also when he discovered Toni and Joe’s pizza, cheese steaks, Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. These discoveries remained core to John’s heart.

After graduating from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in 1976, he continued his education at Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.  Soon after graduating from college, he moved to southern California where he spent the rest of his life.

John was employed in the entertainment industry where he worked with Prop Masters on the sets of many movies and television shows such as Glow, Parenthood, Coach, and The Last Ship. 

Above all else, John loved his family.  He was a coach, referee, and the number 1 fan of his kids sporting and theater events, and an active member of his church, Our Lady of Guadalupe, where he played guitar and sang in the church’s band for many years.

John was a unique bird where he flew along on his own wind. That wind took him to live a life filled with interesting experiences, long lasting friendships, and endless days filled with love.  We will miss those endless days but our love will never die.  Now he flies with angel wings.

John is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie; daughters, Rachel, Natalie, and Carli; son, Joshua “JJ”; stepson, Luke; grandson, Liam; his father, Jack; sister, Pamela; brother Gary and sister-in-law, Collette; brother, Kevin; aunts, uncles, many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends both near and far.

May John rest in the perpetual joy of everlasting life with God, our Father.