The Reverend Richard J. Ondreyka Pastor Emeritus of SS. Cyril & Methodius in Lakewood died 17 December 2011 after having received the prayerful support and consolation of the Sacraments.
Richard J. Ondreyka was born in Doylestown, Ohio on 12 April 1929 to the late Ben and Agnes Ondreyka. He was educated at SS. Cyril & Methodius School, Benedictine High School, St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, and St. Mary Seminary. On 19 December 1954, in the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Bishop Edward F. Hoban ordained him to the priesthood for the service of the Diocese of Cleveland.