Henry W. Mrosky, 77, of Armagh, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. He was born July 1, 1925, in East Wheatfield Township, the son of John and Josephine Kaminski Mroczka.
He was a contractor and builder for more than 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of the. Elks Lodge 406, Blairsville; past member of the United School Board and Citizens' Ambulance Service Board.
Surviving are his three children: James and his wife, Beverly Rummel, of Armagh; Susan Mrosky, of Armagh; Richard Mrosky, of Pottstown; two brothers: Stanley Mroczka, of Dilltown, and Edward' Mroczka, of Armagh; and a. sister, Louise Cengia, of Armagh. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leila Dawn Gordon; four brothers: Frank, Joseph and John Jr. Mroczka, and Walt Mrosky; three sisters: Catherine Janoski, Marge Theys and Helen Helenic.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. p.m. Friday at the Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, in Armagh.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Ruth A. Moore will officiate. Interment will be-in Armagh Cemetery.
[Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pa, 17 Apr 2003, Thu, Page 4]
[courtesy of Rob and Debi Felten]
Grave markers for Henry W. Mrosky in Armagh Cemetery ,
Armagh (Indiana county), Pennsylvania.
Henry enlisted in the Army at Altoona, PA, under his
birth surname of Mroczka, on 20 November 1943. He was inducted
until 11 December 1943.
Pvt Mroczka departed for the ETO on 19 September 1944
and was transferred from 82nd Airborne
Division to Service Company, 508th PIR on 29 September 1944. He was
subsequently transferred to Company C on 8 December 1944 and then to
Company B on 4 January 1945. He was promoted to Pfc on 15 January.
On 2 February 1945, Pfc Mroczka was evacuated as a
non-battle casualty. He returned to duty on 16 March 1945.
3 January 1946, Henry sailed into New York City harbor aboard the Queen
Mary and he re-enlisted on 17 January 1946
Using his newly adopted surname variant of Mrosky, Henry married
Leila Dawn Gordon on 6 October 1947 in Arlington, VA. Both were
from Armagh, PA. Perhaps Henry was stationed at either Fort
Belvoir or Fort Myers in the Arlington area, He was discharged again
on 18 January 1949.
On 7 March 1950, Henry submitted this application for the Pennsylvania
WWII Veterans Bonus. He was credited with 10 months of domestic
duty and 16 months of foreign service earning him a $340 bonus.
that only his enlisted ASN is shown on page 1, item 8. His grave
marker, however, indicates he once held the rank of 1st Lt. He may
have joined the National Guard some time after this application was