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John J Voycik
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Birth: May 10, 1920
Bradenville
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 2012
Waynesburg
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mr. Voycik was a retired coal miner. He worked as a foreman at the Gateway Mine for 23 years.

During World War II he served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, 307th Engineers in Holland, the Ardennes, and the Battle of the Bulge. His division was known as the battered bastards of Bastogne. Because of his Polish heritage and ability to speak the language he assisted greatly in the liberation of the Ludwigslust Concentration Camp at Mecklenburg-Vorpommenern, Germany. What he saw made him question "how one human could do this to another." He was awarded a Purple Heart and the Order of Wilhelm.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church at Waynesburg, American Legion Post 330, and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 4793 both of Waynesburg, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a former Boy Scout leader.

Surviving are one daughter, Gloria Ring of Aurora, Colorado; one son, John J. Voycik and his wife Diane of Beaver, PA; eight grandchildren, Dr. Jamie Ring and his wife Carla, Dr. Christina Ring, Melissa Susie and her husband David, John J. Voycik and his wife Caitlin and Matthew, Hali, Francis, and Stephen Voycik; four great grandchildren, Cameron and Madeline Susie, Keira Ring and John Voycik V; one sister Josephine Starr of Parma, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and his caregiver and companion Jacqueline Wilfson.

Deceased are a son Francis X. Voycik; three sisters, Kathryn Waligora, Ann Gigliotti and Mary Zuback; and two brothers, Joseph Voycik and Tony Voycik.



Friends will be received from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Behm Funeral Homes Inc. 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, a Mass or Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Ann Catholic Church 232 East High St., Waynesburg with Rev. Richard Thompson as celebrant. Interment will follow at Greene County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of the Alleghenies, St. Jude Hospital, or the Veteran's Hospital. 
 
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 Parents:
  John P. Voycik (1877 - 1962)
  Sophia Voycik (1880 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Pirillo Voycik (1921 - 2003)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph J. Voycik (1913 - 1976)*
  Mary Voycik Zuback (1916 - 2009)*
  John J Voycik (1920 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greene County Memorial Park
Waynesburg
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: 307th Airborne Engineer ...
Record added: Feb 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104504982
John J Voycik
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John J Voycik
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 Added: Apr. 18, 2013
 
 
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