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
The Ladies Guild will recite the rosary at 8:40 a.m. tomorrow at the
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association
Hospice Program, 154 Hindman Rd.
[Butler Eagle Dec. 23, 1987 ]
(courtesy of Michael Cannon)
marker for Joseph J. Tilko in the North Side Cemetery, Butler (Butler
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