Joseph A. Oros

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Full Name
Joseph A. Oros

Date of Birth
Sunday, September 9th, 1928

Date of Death
Thursday, April 11th, 2019


Joseph A. Oros, age 90, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.

He was born in Braddock, PA on September 9, 1928, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Hlopik Oros.

Joe graduated from Braddock High School.  He worked at Hammermill Paper Company as a foreman, and retired from there after 30 years of service.  He was a founding member of St. Jude the Apostle Church.  Joe was very athletic, played baseball and was an excellent bowler who often times scored a 600 series or better.  Joe was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates fan and also loved to travel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline Ponchak Oros, in 2012, an infant daughter, and five siblings, Elsie, Edward, Andy, Mary and Dorothy.

He is survived by two sons, Richard (Judy) Oros, of Erie and Timothy (Ann) Oros, of Raleigh, NC, and two daughters, Cheryl (Dee) Oros, of Mineral, VA and Sandy Dieter, of Estero, FL.  He is further survived by eleven grandchildren: Michael, Paul (Mandi Christensen), Mary (Dave) Merski, Steve (Stephanie) Oros and Chris (fiancée, Alison Mogel) Oros,  Gabe (Katie) Oros, Jason (Elizabeth) Oros, Bethany (Charley) Lewis, Kris (Kori) Oros, Andrew (Rachel) Malone and Holden Dieter; ten great-grandchildren, Anna, Jake and Summer Oros, Will and Ella Lewis, Zachary Scott, Ruby and Scarlet Merski, Luke Oros and Jasen Bradshaw;  a sister, Theresa (George) Linz, a brother-in-law, Joseph Ponchak, a sister-in-law, Betty Oros and many nieces, nephews and cousins further survive.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 West Sixth Street, on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. with Reverend John J. Detisch officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505 or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238.

Arrangements are under the care of Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, Erie.

Service Information

Monday, April 15th, 2019, 9:30 AM

St Jude the Apostle Catholic Church - 2801 West 6th Street Erie, PA 16505

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