Joseph Wilkosz

Published 10:33 am Friday, December 5, 2008

Born August 2, 1918, in Sun, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul and Marcyanna Wilkosz and the husband of 59 years to the late Elizabeth &dquo;Lib&dquo; D. Wilkosz. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Technical Sergeant and received several medals prior to being wounded, including the Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars. He was a tool and dye inspector and retired from Powder-Craft Corporation. He was a member of the DAV and Second Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda W. Fowler of Boiling Springs, S.C., and Joyce W. Finch of Campobello; two sisters, Helen Manning and Cecelia Kosienski, and a brother, Frank Wilkosz, all of Erie, Pa.; a granddaughter; a grandson; and four great-grandsons. He was predeceased by two brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Steven H. Rhodes.

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Memorials may be made to The Soup Kitchen, c/o Second Presbyterian Church, 438 North Church Street, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Linda Fowler, 218 Arrowhead Drive, Boiling Springs.

An online guest register is available at

Floyd&squo;s North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.