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Death in our diocesan family: John F. Darnowski

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With sadness we share the news of the death of John F. Darnowski, brother of the Rev. Margie Tuttle, on February 3, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 9 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Albany.

Born in Brooklyn, John grew up in Maspeth, Queens. He attended St. Adalbert Catholic School, Mater Christi High School in Astoria, St. Francis College, and NYU where he received an MA in History. He worked for State of New York as an Administrator in the Social Services Department, from which he was retired, and lived in Albany.

A member of the Victorian Cultural League, John was a voracious reader in the areas of ancient history and theology, and loved to share his knowledge and insights. He was also interested in civic affairs, local and global events, music of all kinds, and film. He will be missed for his generous spirit, sense of humor, and loyalty to family and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the Rev. Margie Tuttle at 224 West 11 Street Apt. 3, New York, NY 10014, or

Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended. When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven. Lord, grant eternal rest, forever in the radiance of your light. Amen.