COAL TOWNSHIP — Alois Edward "Whitey" Philipkoski, 98, of 10 N. Sixth St., Shamokin, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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Born in Shamokin, July 26, 1914, he was a son of the late George and Josephine Philipkoski.
He attended St. Stanislaus Church and schools, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant in the 157th Engineer Battalion. He earned the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal after serving in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central European campaigns.
Prior to World War II, he owned and operated an independent coal breaker and a delivery business in Shamokin. He went on to work at Air Material Command before retiring from Olmstead Air Material Command Base in Middletown, and later worked as a deputy at the Northumberland County Prison.
On April 9, 1942, in Shamokin, he married the former Marlene Cathryn Wolfe, who died Jan. 4, 2011.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He enjoyed following the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles and was a fan of NASCAR.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Philipkoski and his wife, Phyllis, of Danville, and Dennis Philipkoski and his wife, Phyllis, of New Hartford, N.Y.; grandchildren, Lisa, Dennis and Kristen, and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Philipkoski; sisters, Helen Petorak and Agnes Bonk.
PHILIPKOSKI — Alois Edward "Whitey" Philipkoski, 98, of 10 N. Sixth St., Shamokin. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Farrow Funeral Directors, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, with Deacon Robert Mack officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Blue Church Cemetery, Overlook. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers.
Farrow Funeral Directors
240 W. Chestnut St.
Shamokin, PA 17872
Published in The News Item on Feb. 1, 2013