Joseph T. Mankowski, 92, of Weirton, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Weirton Geriatric Center. He was born September 1, 1925 in Weirton, a son of the late Adam and Bernice Marcziewska Mankowski. He was also preceded in death by his wife Helen Babinchak Mankowski; twin sons Joseph and Daniel Mankowski; son-in-law Harold Pratt; brothers Walter, Frank, John, Stanley, Tony and Ed Mankowski and sisters Mary Kowalik, Laura Rosiak, Ida Bilkowski and Ann Kasprzak. With 40 years of service, Joe retired from the Tin Mill Department of Weirton Steel. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, a life member of VFW 2716 and American Legion Post 10. He was also a member of the WSX 25-Year Club, Weirton Elks Lodge 1801, Knights of Columbus 3734, Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #1 of Weirton, AARP and Polish National Alliance. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. Joe is survived by his daughters Jean Pratt and Debbie (Vincent) Oswald of Weirton; Jolene (Tim) Hines of New Cumberland, WV and Arleen (Joseph) Gala of North Port, FL; son Joe (Diana) Mankowski of Weirton; eight grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church with Father Walter Jagela officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton where military services will be conducted. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Post Office Box 2247, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at 304-748-3219.

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Joseph Mankowski, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Navy Veteran, Joseph Mankowski, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  2. Jean, Jolene & families, I”m so very sorry to read of your dad’s passing, praying that God guides and comforts you during this time of sadness.

  3. To the Mankowski Family:
    I was saddened to read of your loss. Please know of my prayerful support and heartfelt sympathy as your grieve. Your father was a faith filled and good man whom God is certainly happy to count among the angels in Heaven!
    Love & prayers – Stas Tuchalski – Kissimmee, FL

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