Joseph Roman Dombrowski
Age 96, of Creighton, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Concordia At Rebecca Residence, West Deer Township. Born on April 21, 1924, in Natrona, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Josephine (Pahucki) Dombrowski. Joe worked as a mill recorder and sub foreman in the grinding department at Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge for 40 years, retiring in 1986. He was a WWII Army Veteran and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory medal. He was a member of Guardian Angels Parish-Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton and volunteered as an usher for 40 years. Joe also was a member of the Slovak Club, Creighton, Polish National Alliance, Natrona, Jednota, and was a life member of VFW Post 894, Natrona Heights. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. Joe and his late wife, Anna M. (Bacik) Dombrowski, celebrated 68 years of marriage before her passing on April 23, 2016. Survivors include a son, Joseph F. (Diane) Dombrowski of Bellevue, a daughter, Claudia A. Vertosick of Creighton, six grandsons, Aaron Dombrowski, Michael Dombrowski, Joseph Dombrowski, Christopher Vertosick, Jonathan Vertosick, and Nathan Vertosick, two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Michael Dombrowski and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, wife, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Henry and Zigmund Dombrowski and two sisters, Mary Palchinski and Anna Talda. Visitation was private at the Paul R. Ajak Funeral Home, Creighton and Mass of Christian Burial was held at Guardian Angels Parish-Our Lady of The Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights. Officiating was the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss as celebrant. Entombment followed in Mount Airy Mausoleum, Natrona Heights with military honors.
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