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Joseph Anthony Czop Sr.

603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co D


Born 1919 in PA, Died 2003

County of enlistment: Allentown, PA
Other residence(s): Philadelphia, PA in 1942
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: semiskilled occupations in manufacture of miscellaneous electrical equipment, n.e.c.
Source: Company D Names Only Roster;  Bernie Mason Company D Roster; photo courtesy of Ancestry®

Joseph A. Czop was born on February 28, 1919 in Harmonville, Pennsylvania. Both of his parents were born in Poland.

He had a grammar school education, and went to work for Walker Brothers in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a manufacturer of underfloor electric distribution systems.

Sometime around 1940 he married Dorothy E. Moyer, and they had two children before he enlisted in the Army on October 16, 1942.

He spent 3 years and 4 months in the Army, serving overseas from June 3, 1943 to March 10, 1945. His obituary says that he served in the Aleutian Islands.

After he came home from the war, he went back to work at Walker Brothers, and he and Dorothy had two more children.

He and Dorothy divorced prior to 1964, when he married Phyllis Stark. He and Phyllis had one child together.

In 1966, Joseph went to work for Philadelphia Steel and Wire, where he stayed until his retirement in 1986.

His obituary says that his hobbies included "feeding squirrels, gardening, and fixing everything that needed fixing."

He died on December 17, 2003, and is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Lower Moreland, Pennsylvania.


In Military Uniform on Ancestry


1940 Draft Card

1942 Enlistment Record

1950 Pennsylvania Veterans Compensation File

1965 Presbyterian Church Records (daughter's birth)

2003 Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Card

2003 Obituary from the Doylestown Intelligencer (click on "Show Article Text (OCR)" and scroll down to read without payment)

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