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 John J Voycik

John J Voycik

Birth
Bradenville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Dec 2012 (aged 92)
Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Blk H, Sec D, Lot 66 Gr 7
Memorial ID 104504982 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
  • Added: 1 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104504982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John J Voycik (10 May 1920–30 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104504982, citing Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion (contributor 47147449) .