From a contemporary press report: December 19, 1968
Joseph Andraski, 316 N. Fifth St., West Hazleton, an Army veteran with 21 years service, was dead on arrival at 7:35 am Wednesday at the State General Hospital.
Born in West Hazleton, he was a son of Susan (Evan) Andraski and the late Michael Andraski, Hollar's Hill. He was last employed by the Globe Detective Agency, Mountaintop.
Discharged from the service at the rank of master sergeant, he had served during World War Two in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. The deceased was a member of St. Francis of Assissi Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Anna Gochalla, in 1964, and a brother, George, died in 1941. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, the former Josephine Brugger, four children, Joseph C., Clarks Summit; Janet, a teacher in the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown; Nancy and Dolores, at home; two grandchildren and two brothers, Peter, serving with the Navy at Philadelpia; and John, serving with the Air Force in the Panama Canal Zone.
The funeral will be held Friday at 9 am from the Pusti Funeral Home, 480 W. Broad St. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at Church. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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