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Joseph J. Tilko, 64, of 386 Oneida Valley Rd., died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Hovis of 364 Oneida Valley Rd., after an extended illness.

Mr. Tilko retired in 1978 after 30 years service as an electrician for the Penn-Dixie Cement Co.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.

Born in Argentine, Pa., Sept. 23, 1923, he was the son of Paul and Pauline "Lina" Pogozelec Tilko.

Surviving are a brother, Stanley Tilko of Butler; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Stabley of Butler, and Mrs. Mary Hovis of Oneida Valley Road; and a number of nieces and nephews.  A sister and an infant brother preceded him in death.

TILKO-Friends of Joseph J. Tilko, of 386 Oneida Valley Rd., who died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1987, will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., from 2 to 4 amd 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Geibel.

Scriptural services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Ladies Guild will recite the rosary at 8:40 a.m. tomorrow at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice Program, 154 Hindman Rd.

[Butler Eagle Dec. 23, 1987 ]

(courtesy of  Michael Cannon)

Grave marker for Joseph J. Tilko in the North Side Cemetery, Butler (Butler county), Pennsylvania.

Joseph enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh, PA on 26 June 1943.

Pfc Tilko transferred from the 509th PIR to Company I, 508th PIR on 3 February 1945.

His military awards include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations.


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