February 17, 1920 ~ February 1, 2009
Joseph entered life February 7, 1920 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, one of ten children, of Polish immigrant parents. He worked in the coal mines until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. Promoted to Sergeant he participated with the Headquarters 1185th Military Police Company in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. In 1946 he married Alice Murawski and raised four children: Barbara Lawson, Aileen Zwicker, Terry Mozeleski, and Theodore Mozeleski, all of who graduated from North High School. Joseph worked 35 years as a Machinist for Western Gear Corporation; he manufactured parts for the Hubble Telescope and US Navy ships. He was affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Cooking and gambling were Joseph's hobbies; Baseball and Boxing were his favorite sports. Joseph is survived by his four children and six grandchildren: Judi Mitchell, Christine Zwicker, Joey, Andrew, Sarah, and Stanley Mozeleski. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. He grew close to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in his latter years. He departed to meet his Lord February 1, 2009 at the age of 88 years old. A memorial service will be held Wednesday February 4, 2009 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance at 7:15 pm.
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