What's New
Search Engine
Photo Gallery
Unit History
Unit Honors
Voices Of Past
F&F Association
How To Submit


"Temporary" Grave Marker
for Joseph Blasczyk lies rusting after weathering for nearly six years in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Las Cruces (Dona Ana County),
New Mexico,. 
   The dirt encrusted placard is nearly illegible and is a sad testimony to the service of this WW-II this veteran.
Marian Blasczyk
has an equally rusted holder but somehow her card is more legible although it has been in place 18 months longer
(Photos courtesy of Dorothy Ance Webb)
Joseph Blasczyk, 86, of Las Cruces went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2005. He was born Aug. 5, 1918 in Passaic, New Jersey.

He was a veteran of the US Army Paratroopers where he served his country honorably; he had been a prisoner of war and was awarded many medal and ribbons.

He is survived by his son Pastor Joseph Blasczyk Jr. of Chicago, IL; daughter Ruth Brown and husband Dr. M.E. Brown of Las Cruces; grandchildren Joy and husband Ruben, Noel and by nieces, nephews and cousins. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife Marian; 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Getz Funeral Home. Funeral Services are at 10:00 AM Friday, May 27, 2005 also at Getz Funeral Home with his son Pastor Joseph Blasczyk Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will members of Joseph's family and friends.

Copyright and all other rights reserved by the Family and Friends of The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association or by those who are otherwise cited,
For problems or questions regarding this web site, please contact