January 12, 1919 - February 19, 2008
STUER – Joseph John, 89, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 19, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Johnstown, son of Bartholomew and Julia (Wisz) Stuer. Preceded in death by parents; infant granddaughter, Krista Marie Grzybicki; infant grandson, James Jon Stuer; brothers, John and Albert Stuer; and sisters, Sophie Stuer and Helen Skow.
Survived by wife of 44 years, the former Josephine Tetkowski; son, Jon Stuer, married to the former Michele Udocuh, Johnstown; stepson, Edward J. Grzybicki, married to the former Ruth Dumeyer, Lancaster; and grandchildren, Julianna and Jessica Stuer, Johnstown; Gretchen (Grzybicki), wife of Thomas Bacon, Columbia; and Joseph Grzybicki, Lancaster. Brother of Anna Motak, Johnstown.
Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Franklin Car Shop. Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the USS Laffey, DD724, in the European Theater (Normandy Invasion) also the Pacific Theater, namely Okinawa and other islands in the Pacific that earned him numerous decorations, namely, the Presidential Citation, the Normandy Medal, the Cross of Lorraine, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3 Stars), European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
Former treasurer of St. Casimir Holy Name Society, former Polish-English secretary of the PRCU (Polski Dom), former member of KMP Singing Society, SS. Casimir and Emerich Church choir and member of Polish Singers Alliance of American, New York. Life member of Menoher Post 155, VFW, American Legion; Polski Dom, Post 295; Catholic War Veterans; PNA Lodge 832; Free Poland Society; and Legion of Mary.
Joe was an avid bowler and fisherman. A member of SS. Casimir and Emerich Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Franciscan Friars, OFM, Conv. Committal, Grandview Mausoleum. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street., where vigil for the deceased will be held Friday. Graveside military service by Menoher Post 155, VFW.
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