Donald T. Kosiorek, 85, of Greene Township, died Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the VA Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

A resident of Erie all of his life he was born on February 15, 1926, a son of the late Leo and Hedwig Kalista Kosiorek.

Donald served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and went on to work for G.E. for 40 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Siebenbuerger and Elks Clubs. He also belonged to the American Legion Carl Neff Post and the VFW Post 4789. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and especially spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Kosiorek.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Frances Nesbitt Kosiorek; one daughter, Diana Mishler of North East; two sons, Dan Kosiorek and his wife, Louann, of Erie and Dr. David Kosiorek and his wife, Maria, of Slippery Rock; two brothers, Stan Kosiorek and his wife, Pearl, and John Kosiorek and his wife, Marty, all of Erie; four sisters, Leona Kania of Erie, Silvia Berdis and her husband, Robert, of Akron, Ohio, Agnes Cermak and her husband, William, of Erie, and Roseann Sorge and her husband, John, of Erie; four grandchildren, Danielle Boyer and Victoria, Katie, and Laura Kosiorek; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were handled by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Boniface Catholic Church Building Fund, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, PA 16509.

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