The Most Rev. Theodore J. Rematt, OD, OSJ

Most Rev. Theodore J. Rematt, OD, OSJ, 71, Patton, entered into eternal life Jan. 27, 2016, at UPMC Altoona Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 16, 1945, in Spangler, son of Joseph and Alice (Haffly) Rematt. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Richard D. Rematt and infant brother, Kenneth; nephew, Bobby Rematt; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Kane) Rematt; and brother-in-law, William Lann. Survived by brothers and sisters, Robert Rematt, Carrolltown; Diana (Elwyn) Tomkinson, Michigan; Donna Lann, Northern Cambria; Frances (Leo) McConnell, Northern Cambria; Thomas Rematt (Nancy Firment), Hastings; Penny (Ron) McMurray, Hastings; Josie (Harry) Costello, Homer City; and Debbie (Donny) Eagler, Cherry Tree; and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by longtime friend and caregiver, Bul Morales and his faithful companion, his dog, Wallace. A U.S. Navy veteran. Formerly employed as a banker in New Jersey for 25 years prior to entering the priesthood. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 28, 1982, and consecrated Bishop on June 22, 1987, by the Most Rev. John E. Schweikert in Colorado. After serving in the Chicago area for many years, Father Ted returned home in 2004, where he began SS. Lazarus, Martha and Mary Old Roman Catholic Church in the former St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Father Ted also served the area as chaplain for Horizons Hospice until 2015. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at SS. Lazarus, Martha and Mary Old Roman Catholic Church, the Most Rev. Bishop Louie Malazio and the Rev. Father Leonard Bealko, concelebrants. Interment, church cemetery. Military honors by local veterans organizations.

Bishpp Rematt was an Archbishop in the Old Roman Catholic Church for many years.