Joseph P. Swiatek, 88, of Monaca, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2008, in The Medical Center, Beaver.
Born July 3, 1919, in Codogan, PA, he was a son of the late Peter and Catherine (Kardish) Swiatek. Joe was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on July 14, 2006.
Retiring from AMPCO Steel as a production foreman, Joe also served as a part-time patrolman for 18 years with the Monaca Police Department and for a number of years as a constable. A member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca, and the American Legion Post 580, he was an avid Steeler fan and enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
He leaves two sons, Joseph S. Swiatek and his wife, Helen, of Phoenix, AZ and Ronald Swiatek and his wife, Phyllis, of Freedom and two sisters, Bernice Tatko of Chippewa Twp. and Betty Hojdila of Monaca.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Swiatek and four sisters, Josephine Pinksaw, Agnes Olshanski, Laura Lintner and Louise Pletz.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be offered Friday at 1:30 p.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca.
Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at 2:45 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Swiatek will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
For online condolences, directions and other information, please visit www.simpsonfuneralhome.com.