Joseph J. Visnosky, age 88, passed away on November 18, 2012 at Millcreek Manor. Born in Erie on June 21, 1924, he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Josephine (Harvonic) Visnoski. Joseph was a hard working and humble man who was dedicated to his beloved wife and children. As a teenager Joseph worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp in the Allegheny National Forest. Prior to his retirement in 1988, he was a locomotive engineer and conductor at Hammermill Paper Company, where he often worked long hours to provide for his family. He was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. Joseph was a devout member of Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church and the Huzar Club. Joseph enjoyed fishing. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his spouse of 62 years Helen M. (Jasinski) Visnosky; a sister, Agnes Robinson; and two brothers, George and William Visnoski. Survivors include four children, Michael Visnosky (Patricia), Martin Visnosky (Sandra), Patricia Markley (James), all of Erie, and Barbara Thoman (John), of Cleveland; a sister, Rosalie Jones (Larry) and a brother, Ronald Visnoski (Evelyn), both of Erie. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Amy Denlinger, Michele Cooper, Charles "Casey" Visnosky, Martin, Andrew and Rachel Thoman, and Molly Markley; four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The Visnosky family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Millcreek Manor for the dedicated care they provided to Joe. Friends may call Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, and are welcome to attend a prayer service there Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Ann Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Saint Ann Church, 921 East Avenue, 16503, or the Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, 16511. Add condolences and photos at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.
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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St.
Erie, PA 16508
Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 25, 2012