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Joseph A. Myszak

Born: Tue., May 23, 1922
Died: Thu., Nov. 12, 2015


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 16, 2015
Location: Hanley and Sons

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Joseph A. Myszak, 93, of South Bend passed away on Thursday, November 12th in his home with his family by his bedside. 

   He was born on May 23, 1922 in South Bend, IN to the late Joseph and Estella (Talentowski) Myszak.  He was a lifetime resident of the Michiana Area.  He retired from Bendix Corp. after 36 years of service as an Inspector in the Aircraft Division. Little Joe also worked for Martin’s Supermarket on Western Ave. in  South Bend for 13 years. 

 On October 25, 1947 in South Bend, IN he married the love of his life,  Dolores E. Konkol who preceded him in death on May 8, 2001. 

 Joe is survived by two daughters, Christine M. Clark and Sandi K. (Paul) Widawski both of South Bend; a son Thomas S. (Rachell) Myszak of South Bend; a brother John (Pauline) Myszak of South Bend; six grandchildren, Sheila Jennings, Stacey Page, Lisa Clark, Sara (Keith) Szyniszewski, Aaron Myszak and Apryl (Josh) Benjamin; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  

 He was preceded in death by a daughter Kathleen A. Myszak on September 29, 2001 and three brothers, Ralph, William and George Myszak.     .

 Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 357, the Elkhart Moose Lodge and St. Patrick Catholic Church.  He could always be found planting more flowers in his beautiful gardens, shuffling on the dance floor or out on the boat reeling in the big ones. No one was a stranger to him for long. Once you met him, you were drawn in by his big smile, life stories and he always had a joke.             

 He always told everyone he was so blessed, but truly we were all blessed to have had him in our lives.  .

 The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice, especially his nurse, Tracy.   

 Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, November 16th at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Rd 23/W. Ireland Rd., South Bend.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 17th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 309 S. Taylor St., South Bend, IN with Fr. Cyril Fernandes officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend.  

 The family request memorial contributions be made to The Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 309 S. Taylor St., South Bend, IN 46601. 

Condolences may be expressed online through our website:  www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com 

The HANLEY & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extend its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Myszak family.



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Frank and Judy Mattei
   Posted Sun November 15, 2015
You have our deepest sympathy, prayers and God's Blessings to you all. With our love and our sincere condolences.

Bill Favors
   Posted Mon November 16, 2015

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Friends at Ziolkowski.

With sincere sympathy from friends at Ziolkowski Construction

Dave Conrad
   Posted Mon November 16, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of Joe passing, I spent many wonderful days with Joe fishing in Canada. He always had a smile on his face and a positive outlook on life. He had a joke or a line for everything and a response of "WOW" for most things he saw or heard. He was a delight to fish with and just enjoy the day with. He will be missed. I'm grateful for having known him. Rest in peace my friend.

Diane Earle
   Posted Mon November 16, 2015

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Music Faculty, Kentucky Wesleyan College.

We are thinking of you and praying for the family. -The music faculty, Kentucky Wesleyan College

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