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88, of Mt. Lebanon, in the care of his devoted wife, on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Beloved husband for 59 years of Gloria Murphy Palka; loving father of Joseph A. Palka, Jr. (Susan), Mary Joan Doyle (Mike), Louis Palka (Thespina), Gloria Horn (Pete) and John Palka (Laura); also survived by the greatest joys of his life, his 7 granddaughters and 6 grandsons. Joe was raised in Dunkirk, NY and was proud of his Polish heritage. He was a member of the US Army and a graduate of Ohio State University where he was a member of the Triangle Fraternity. He was an Electrical Engineer and traveled extensively throughout his career. Joe was an avid fan of Ohio State. Friends may call at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon Thursday & Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Winifred Church, Saturday at 11am. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or to St. Winifred Church, 550 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2010
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