He served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Army, seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received the Bronze Star.
Joseph Kiss, 98, of Mansfield Center, beloved husband of the late Selma (Smeland) Kiss, died early Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2008 at Windham Hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1910 in New York City, the son of Steve and Julia (Varga) Kiss.
He served our country in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Army, seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received the Bronze Star Medal.
He was a retired carpenter and served for many years as the carpenter’s union business agent, when he was instrumental in expanding the union in the state of Connecticut.
He loved his community of Mansfield and was well known for his generosity and giving his time to others.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Mansfield Center.
He loved to fish and hunt and was a life member of the Fin, Fur and Feather Club in Chaplin.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Lois Marie Walston. He is survived by three children and their spouses Ted and Barbara Kiss of Kentucky; Gary and Joanne Kiss of Mansfield Center; and Sandra and Jim Hodrinsky, also of Mansfield Center.
Also eight grandchildren Diana and Eric, Wendy and Suzanne, Todd and Heather, Joe and Sally, and fifteen great grandchildren, Karis and Micah, Jenny and Julie, Heather, Adam, Justin, Jenise, Robyn, Christine, Abby, Tyler and Lucas, Kevin and Katherine.
His family would like to extend a special thanks to Kathy Killarney RN and Lynn Jaworowski of VNA East for their loving and gentle care and their support and comfort to the family.
His funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational, located at the intersection of Routes 195 and 89 in Mansfield. Burial will follow in the Mansfield Center Cemetery.
There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA East, 34 Ledgebrook Drive, Mansfield Center, CT 06250 or the ALS Assoc., CT Chapter, 40 Oxford Road, Milford, CT 06460 Arrangements are through the Potter Funeral Home, Willimantic.
Posted Dec. 9, 2008
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