Theodore Wozneak Sr.
Theodore “Ted” Wozneak Sr., 95, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at the home he’s lived in all of his life, held in the arms of his family.
He was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Warren, Pa., to Matthew and Josephine Novak Wozneak, who immigrated to Warren from Poland. Ted voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp, hoping to be a fighter pilot, but was assigned to Morse Code School and 50 caliber machine gun training. After he came home from the service, he was employed by Smith & Horton as a warehouse man, truck driver delivering groceries, and roasting and packing Maxwell House and Glendora Coffee. When he left Smith & Horton, he was a Xerox operator. Then he was employed for Blackstone Corporation in Jamestown, N.Y., making automobile radiators and heater and automatic washing machines. He left there and was employed by Penelec generating station in Starbrick and Kinzua Dam power plant for 28 years, as a relief operator for eight years and certified welder for 20 years, when he retired. Ted’s passion in life was reading history books and having a large garden. He would never use any kind of chemicals, sprays or pesticide on any-thing he grew, and when he canned, he wouldn’t use a gram of salt to preserve. He was proud his family was eating healthy.
Ted is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Huston Wozneak; four children: Greg (Kelly) of Crozet, Va., Joseph of Kane, Pa., Theodore Jr. and Lisa To (Peter), all of Warren, Pa.; three grandchildren: Laura, Alex and Matthew; several nieces and nephews; and Stephen To who was like a second son to him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley and sister, Helena who died in Europe. A brother, Joe, was killed south of Rome during World War II while serving in the 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment in the Anzio breakout to capture Rome. His father died at a young age at the Veterans Hospital in Bata-via, N.Y., followed by the death of his mother, brothers: Steve and Edmund: and sisters, Mary Byer and Frances Scudlark.
Friends will be received on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., Warren, Pa. from 10-11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m., with Father Richard Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted after the Mass by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Warren American Legion Post 135 and U.S. Army honor guard. Interment will be in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, www.hospiceof warrencounty.org, 1 Main St., Warren, PA 16365.
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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.