Joseph J. Zoltowski, age 92, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Fairview Manor. He resided in Erie. He was born in Erie February 3, 1920, son of the late Wallace and Martha Ciechacki Zoltowski. He is survived by his three children: Judy Dworzanski and her husband Paul of Pinellas Park, Fla., Christopher Zoltowski and his wife Kathy of Harbor Creek Twp., Deborah Henderson and her husband Steven of Millcreek Twp.; six grandchildren: Jeffrey Dworzanski and his wife Paulette, Kerri Rossi and her husband Joe, Joseph Dworzanski and his wife Sarah, Shannon Zoltowski, Jessica Zoltowski and Joseph Zoltowski. He is also survived by a great-grandson Baron Dworzanski. Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Mary Lipinski Zoltowski, four sisters, and two brothers. He was a longtime member of St. Stanislaus R. C. Church. He was a U. S. Army
veteran of World War II
, serving with the 293rd Ordinance Co. Med. Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division in Europe. Joe was in the Battle of the Bulge as well as in three other military campaigns. He retired from the Erie Metro Transit Authority working as a maintenance supervisor. He also worked for the Jacob Haller Co. and Zurn Industries. Joe was a member of the American Legion. He truly enjoyed gardening. Joe's fondest memories and greatest joys were spending time with his family, especially during family reunions, back yard barbecues and jaunts to the peninsula. He also treasured following the progress of his grandchildren through sports and other school activities. Friends may call at the Mark G. Razanauskas Funeral Home, 701 East Avenue, Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph R. C. Church Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be private in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 516 east 13th Street Erie, PA 16503.