Joseph "Jozef" Topolski

MONTOURSVILLE — Joseph "Jozef" Topolski, 67, formerly of Marion Heights, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Elmcroft Loyalsock Assisted Living Center, where he was a resident.

Born May 12, 1946, in Danville, he was a son of the late Albert and Helen (Mularz) Topolski.

Joseph was a 1964 graduate of Mount Carmel Catholic High School and attended Pennsylvania State University from 1964 to 1968.

He worked as a field service engineer for Dura, Itel Computer Systems, of Bala Cynwyd, and WPPI in Hagerstown, Md., and was a partner in construction for a sub-contractor business. From 1979 to 1982, he was a carpenter for Spectra Associates, and served as a technician for the Library of Congress for 27 years.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, Kulpmont, a member of Amerindian Circle, which was later absorbed into the National Museum of the American Indian; a lifelong member of the National Museum of the American Indian, a volunteer docent at the American Folklife Center, Washington, D.C., a volunteer researcher at the Library of Congress, a member of the art committee for The Night of the First Americans, the first-ever all-American Indian art show ever held at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center; a member of The American Indian Society, Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years, a member of many Polish organizations and many Holocaust/Jewish-Catholic organizations, and a volunteer at Via Gambaro, Washington, D.C., an American Indian art gallery.

Surviving are a brother, John A., and his wife, Wendy Jo Topolski, of South Williamsport; a sister, Mary A., and her husband, Charles W. Meyers, of Waldorf, Md.; a niece, Margaret Arnold, of Huntingtown, Md., and several nephews and cousins.

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TOPOLSKI — Joseph "Jozef" Topolski, 67, formerly of Marion Heights, who was a resident of Elmcroft Loyalsock Assisted Living Center, Montoursville. Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Marion Heights. with the Rev. Andrew Stahmer officiating. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. The C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, C.J. Lucas, supervisor, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit

Funeral Home

C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
1053 Chestnut Street Kulpmont, PA 17834
(570) 373-3202

Published in The News Item from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2013