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Joseph August Manak

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JOSEPH AUGUST MANAK World War II Veteran Age 86, U.S. Army veteran of World War II, passed away on June 6, 2004. Joseph was born in Chicago, IL on August 12, 1919 to Joseph John and Agnes Manak. He was baptized in Saint Procopius Catholic Church in Chicago and lived in Berwyn, IL. He attended Saint Procopius Catholic School. He later attended J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, IL. Joseph served in the U.S. Army from October 10, 1941 to December 1, 1945. He was assigned to the 97th Army Ground Forces Band, where he played snare, trap, and bass drums. His military occupational specialties included artillery, radio operator, and bandsman. He was awarded the American Campaign Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and was released from active duty as a private first class. Joseph returned home and married Elsie at Saint Mary of Celle Catholic Church, in Berwyn, IL in 1948. He worked in sales. They had one child, Joseph Charles, in 1950. Elsie died in 1991. Joseph moved to Palm Beach County in 1999 and lived for several years in Lake Clarke Gardens. He was a volunteer for Hospice of Palm Beach County. He died peacefully on the 60th Anniversary of the D-day Normandy Invasion of 1944. Relatives include his son, Joseph C. of Brookfield, IL; brothers: Edward L. of West Palm Beach, FL, and James of Dixon, IL; sisters-in-law: Marie of West Palm Beach, FL, and Donna of Walnut, IL; nephews: Edward J. of West Palm Beach, and Steven of San Antonio, TX; nieces: Lynn of Zion, IL, and Laura of Walnut, IL; and his friends: Beverly Pierce of Morris, IL, and Mary Carrano of West Palm Beach, FL. Visitation will be at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth on Thursday (TODAY), June 10, 2004 from 6 - 8 PM. A prayer service will be at 7 PM, followed with the praying of the rosary. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 2892 South Congress Ave, Palm Springs on Friday, June 11, 2004 at 10 AM. Military honors will be rendered following the funeral at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lake Worth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that masses be celebrated in his memory at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 2892 South Congress Ave, Palm Springs, FL 33461; (561) 965-8900. Dorsey - E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home 3041 Kirk Road Lake Worth, FL 33461 (561) 964-3772
Published in The Palm Beach Post on June 10, 2004
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