Joseph PetrykowskiOctober 10, 1925 ~ October 2, 2017 (age 91)
Joseph Petrykowski of Masury, OH, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon October 2, 2017 in the Sharon Regional Health Care System following a period of declining health. He was ninety-one years old.
Joe was born in Wembier, PA on October 10, 1925, one of seven children of Zigmond and Caoline (Rog) Petrykowski.
He served Our County in the United States Army with the 345th Engineer Service Regiment during World War II participating in the Rome-Arno and Appennine campaigns. Joe was discharged on June 25, 1946 and during his service he received the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Award.
Joe went on to married the former Stella Prorok on August 30th, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA. He worked many different positions for the former Westinghouse manufacturing plant in Sharon for thirty-six years before his retirement.
He was active in several organizations including the Masury VFW Post #8860 where he had served as Post Commander several times and was a Lifetime Member. Joe also served as the Trumbull County V.F.W. Council Commander, and was a member of the Polish National Alliance. He was a longtime parishioner of the former St. Bernadette Church in Masury now known as St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Vienna. Joe also loved watching all types of sports and attending many Brookfield High School athletic games.
He leaves behind his sons Leo Petry and his wife Kate of New Haven, CT, and Joe Petrykowski of Masury, OH; his daughter Vici Petrykowski of Masury, OH; three grandchildren Madison Milarcik, Samuel Petry, and Rachelle Petry; and his brother Stanely Petryk of North Olmstead, OH.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife of more than fifty-five years Stella on January 22, 2008, an infant daughter Eva; four brothers Leo and John Petrykowski who died while serving in World War II, Ed Petrowski, and Steve Petrykowski, and by his sister Helen Zebroski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday morning October 5, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 4453 Warren-Sharon Road Vienna, Ohio 44473., with Very Rev. Frank Zanni V.F., as Pastor. Friends may call from 9:00-10:00AM prior to the Mass at the church.
Burial will follow at Brookfield Township Cemetery where military honors will be observed as tribute to Joe’s service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State Street Sharon, PA 16146.
In support of our veterans, contributions may be made in Joe’s Memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.