Richard J. Jozefczyk Knobby--Jago--Dickie--Ricardo--Ricky
Richard J. Jozefczyk, 81, a lifelong Erie resident, died on Sunday evening June 29, 2008 at the Golden Living-Erie following a brief illness.
He was born in Erie on February 20, 1927 a son of the late Joseph and Anna Bogoski Jozefczyk and was an Army veteran of WW II. Rich had worked for over 30 years as an engineer on the boilers at Penelec and retired in 1990. Previously, he had done appliance repair and worked for Stanley Brothers. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Siebenbuerger Club, East Erie Turners, Polish Falcons, and the Erie Maennerchor Club.
He enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Loretta Smith Jozefczyk on November 11, 2007;
two brothers, Emil and Walter Jozefczyk,
three sisters, Gertrude Kranz,
and Rose Marie Gross.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Jozefczyk of Erie;
two grandsons, John and Ryan Crane of Erie;
four sisters, Josephine DeMauri,
and Genevieve Kranz, all of Erie,
and Theresa Caffazzo and her husband Joe of Clearwater, Fla.; many nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, 5000 Wattsburg Road, Erie, corner of East Gore Rd. and Pine Ave., Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to prayer services there on Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
St. John the Baptist Church "