In Memoriam — Father Jody Baran

Father Jody John Baran, 57, Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Cathedral in Passaic, New Jersey, and Associate District Friar for the First New Jersey District of the Fourth Degree, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Father Jody was very active in the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his role as associate district friar, he was the Chaplain of the Juan Perez Council #262 of Passaic, NJ (where he also had the distinction of being Past Grand Knight as well as District Deputy), Faithful Friar of the Monsignor Stein Fourth Degree Assembly, Paterson, NJ; and the Chaplain of the Paterson Federation.