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Joseph C. Wawrzyniak

May 9, 1943 ~ May 3, 2019 (age 75)

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Joseph C. Wawrzyniak, 75 of Fifth Ave. Scottdale, passed away peacefully, early Friday morning, May 3, 2019 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 9, 1943 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Joseph John and Irene Larko Wawrzyniak.

Joe was a graduate of Ramsey High School Class of 1961. He was a retired Crane Operator and Electrician for Elliot Company, Jeannette for 37 years. He was the former Treasurer of their credit union Local #183 for a number of years.

He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from June 14, 1961 to June 11, 1965 where he was a machine gunner and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and attained the rank of Corporal.

He enjoyed playing the organ, gardening, feeding the ducks by the creek below his home, attending car shows in Hershey and Carlise and also enjoyed going to Las Vegas and the meadows with his late wife, Betty. He also was proud of his accomplishment of obtaining his Private Pilots License.

Joseph is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him,

His loving and devoted children:

Theresa L. Holden and husband Richard

Patricia Skowronek

Jody Fields all of Scottdale

His Six Grandchildren:

Joseph H. Prinkey

Samantha N. Prinkey

Michael C. Prinkey

Angela E. Skowronek

Robert E. Skowronek, III

Madison M. Duffey

His Great Grandchild

Gabriella N. Prinkey

His Sister: Dolly Thomas

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by:

His Wife, Betty Jane Farino Wawrzyniak (May 30, 2014)

Family and friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale, Sunday, May 5, 2019  from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8pm.

His Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11 AM in the Funeral Home, with Rev. Susan Hans, Officiating.

Committal Services and Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded at the gravesite by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post Honor Guard.

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Funeral Service
May 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc.
417 Pittsburgh Street
Scottdale, PA 15683

May 6, 2019

4:58 PM
Committal Services and Interment (Scottdale Cemetery)

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