- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 27 October 2010
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Joe Kolowajtis, 91, a former resident of Tall tree in Mt. Vernon, passed away Oct. 23, 2010.
He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on Sept. 15, 1919 and was a retired ship yard worker from coast to coast. Burial will be in the Wilson Family Cemetery near Ore City, Tx.
Survivors include grandsons Aaron Wilson and wife, Amy of Ore City and Kevin Wilson and wife, Heather of Ft. Worth. Joe also leaves behind 6 great grandchildren. His extended family include Jauniece and Guy Huggins of Mt. Pleasant, Joanne and Fred Fabricius and Ralene and Wayne Ruyle, all of Tall Tree.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers, twin infant sisters, his wife Elizabeth, his son Billy Wilson and wife Paula and their son Scott.
Joe was a decorated Marine Corps veteran of WWII and Purple Heart recipient.
Semper Fi, our friend.