Joseph S. Vitczak

Vitczak, Joseph S. Joseph S. Vitczak, 92, passed peacefully on May 3rd at the Hospice Care Center in Branford with his beloved sister, Jessica Weller, by his side. He is also survived by his nephews Karl Weller of Stowe, Vermont and Eric Weller of Edmonton, Washington and niece, Karla Flaherty of Narragansett, Rhode Island. He will also be dearly missed by his seven grandnieces and nephews, Kara, Kirk, Brendan, Jessica, Kyle, Derek and Karl Jr. He was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Kriskevitz and a sister, Jessica Kriskevitz. A World War II Veteran and part of our Greatest Generation, Corporal Vitczak proudly served in the seventy-fifth Infantry Division in the European Theater, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He believed in the importance of duty, honor and country and passed those values on to his family. He was a recipient of several decorations and unit citations including three bronze stars. He often told stories to his nieces and nephews which long serve as an important oral history to future family generations. He believed in citizenship and fulfilled his civic duty by serving as a volunteer fireman in Branford for most of his life. Joe was a hard working man with a big heart and a huge capacity for love and generosity. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Polish American Club. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Elizabeth's Church, 65 Burban Drive in Branford at 10 am on Saturday, May 11th. Interment will be at the Saint Lawrence Cemetery, 280 Derby Avenue, West Haven, CT. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. Please visit online memorial @

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Published in The New Haven Register on May 9, 2013