Henry Joseph Makowiecki Monaca Obituary

Henry Joseph Makowiecki

Henry Joseph Makowiecki, Sr., 84, of Monaca, passed away peacefully Monday morning, December 20, 2010, at his residence. Born February 10, 1926, in Monaca, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Stella (Kaminski) Makowiecki. From the age of 14 he was an avid pigeon flyer and longtime member of the Beaver Valley ?Pigeon? Club having won numerous trophies over the years. He was a devout member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monaca and a life member of the PNA Monaca and Monaca Turners. Henry was also an ardent gardener and was very generous with his bountiful harvest to family and friends. He proudly served his country during World War II in the US Army and was a retired foreman of the former J&L Steel, Aliquippa Works with 34 years of service. He leaves his loving wife of 61 years, Agnes A. (Hojdila) Makowiecki; five children, Henry Makowiecki Jr. and Ed Makowiecki, both in Colorado; Martha and Dave Hodak of Brighton Twp., Tom and Ann Makowiecki of Altoona and Mary Jane Makowiecki of Chicago IL; 12 grandchildren, Cynette, Clint, Eddie, Christine, Aaron, Sean, Mike, Ashley, Kim, Tya, Robert and April;17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Nick (Eleanor) Makowiecki and John Makowiecki, all of Monaca; a sister, Pauline Lillion of New Brighton and two brothers-in-law, George and Mike Hojdila. In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Ted and Alex Makowiecki and four sisters, Velma Dziekonski, Blanche Romanski, Amelia Wozniak and Jennie Mamula. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be offered on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Full military honors will be provided at the cemetery on Thursday at 12 noon by the Beaver County Special Unit. To view the video tribute, share online condolences, and get directions and other information, please visit www.simpsonfuneralhome.com. Visitation Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services 1119 Washington Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Wednesday 12/22 Service St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1409 Pennsylvania Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Thursday 12/23, 11:00 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery 1270 Chapel Road MONACA, PA 15061
February 10, 1926 - December 20, 201002/10/192612/20/2010
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Henry Joseph Makowiecki, Sr., 84, of Monaca, passed away peacefully Monday morning, December 20, 2010, at his residence. Born February 10, 1926, in Monaca, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Stella (Kaminski) Makowiecki. From the age of 14 he was an avid pigeon flyer and longtime member of the Beaver Valley ?Pigeon? Club having won numerous trophies over the years. He was a devout member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monaca and a life member of the PNA Monaca and Monaca Turners. Henry was also an ardent gardener and was very generous with his bountiful harvest to family and friends. He proudly served his country during World War II in the US Army and was a retired foreman of the former J&L Steel, Aliquippa Works with 34 years of service. He leaves his loving wife of 61 years, Agnes A. (Hojdila) Makowiecki; five children, Henry Makowiecki Jr. and Ed Makowiecki, both in Colorado; Martha and Dave Hodak of Brighton Twp., Tom and Ann Makowiecki of Altoona and Mary Jane Makowiecki of Chicago IL; 12 grandchildren, Cynette, Clint, Eddie, Christine, Aaron, Sean, Mike, Ashley, Kim, Tya, Robert and April;17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Nick (Eleanor) Makowiecki and John Makowiecki, all of Monaca; a sister, Pauline Lillion of New Brighton and two brothers-in-law, George and Mike Hojdila. In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Ted and Alex Makowiecki and four sisters, Velma Dziekonski, Blanche Romanski, Amelia Wozniak and Jennie Mamula. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be offered on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Full military honors will be provided at the cemetery on Thursday at 12 noon by the Beaver County Special Unit. To view the video tribute, share online condolences, and get directions and other information, please visit www.simpsonfuneralhome.com. Visitation Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services 1119 Washington Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Wednesday 12/22 Service St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1409 Pennsylvania Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Thursday 12/23, 11:00 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery 1270 Chapel Road MONACA, PA 15061

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