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George J. Kollar, Jr.

July 9, 1948 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 72)


KOLLAR, Jr. - George J. passed suddenly on December 30, 2020, at the age of 72.  Preceded in death by his parents Mary (Tarsovich) Kollar and father George Kollar, Sr.  Survived by beloved wife Deborah (Dragovich) Kollar, daughter Leah (Kollar) Maretsky and son-in-law James Maretsky, grand puppy Charlee, sisters Patricia Peles (William), Michele Kollar-Reeder both from Johnstown.  also survived by nephews, niece and many Godchildren. George was a graduate of Johnstown High School, Ivy School of Art.  George was a veteran of the US Army. George was heavily involved in the arts, (photography).  He was a member of the Associated Artists and Pittsburgh Society of Artists.  George sang in the folk group at St. James in Wilkinsburg, PA. His jovial spirit, laughter and kindness made him loved by all who he met. Due to Covid restrictions services will be private and immediate family only. The family asks donations of time, money or food be made to your local food bank in George’s memory. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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