Claudia Voytek, SCN, age 85, died April 15, 2014, having served the Lord faithfully for 68 years. She was originally from Republic, Pa., and entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Holy Rosary Parish in 1946.
Sister Claudia received Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education in Elementary Administration from Duquesne University. During her years in ministry in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, and Mobile, Ala., Sister Claudia served in various assignments including elementary school teacher, principal, and parish organist. Prior to her retirement, Sister was organist at the Vincentian Motherhouse for 45 years, where she was greatly regarded for her gift and love of music. Sister Claudia endeavored to glorify the Lord through her rendition of meaningful music in the Sacred Liturgy. Her final years were spent as a substitute teacher at St. Sebastian and St. Ursula Schools, along with providing piano lessons to students in the Pittsburgh area.
Sister Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mae Voytek. She is survived by her sister, Emerentia Voytek, SCN, her brother, Leo, and her Sisters in Community.