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Andrew Christ Miofsky, 95, of Glen Carbon, Ill., born in Madison, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Eden Village, Glen Carbon, Ill.
Andrew was the second born of a set of triplets. His brother Louis was first born and his sister Mary was third born. His parents were Christ and Karstana Miofsky.
He graduated from Madison High School and was very active in sports. He was a member of three time Illinois State Softball Championship Polish Hall. He worked for Rotary Machine Co. in St. Louis, Mo., and general Steel Casting Co., in Granite City, Ill. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1942 and served until December 1945. He attained the rank of Technical Sergeant with HDQS 225th Anti-aircraft Artillery Radar/Searchlight Battalion. His battalion served with British Brigade in the greater Newcastle area in England prior to France. He served at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. His battalion units wisely separated at times in three companies. He served with the 1st army to the North, the 3rd Army in the Central area and the 7th Army in the South while also with the 9th Army Air Force bases in those areas.
He was awarded the Good Conduct medal with Loop, American Campaign Medal, European, African Middle Eastern Campaign medal with 5 Bronze Battle Stars; World War II Victory Medal with Bronze Battle Star; Army of Occupational Germany Campaign Medal and the French Government Jubilee of Liberty D-Day Medal.
The 225th Battalion history can be viewed on the internet at www.skylighters.org. Also at the Honolulu Coast Artillery Museum, Ft. Bills, Texas. A memorial monument was also erected at Ft. Seridan, Ill., and at Blyth, England.
He joined the Army Finance Center Government Allotment and Insurance Division, St. Louis, Mo., in 1946 as a federal employee. He transferred to the Army Aviation Systems Commands, St. Louis, Mo., in 1953. He served as Chief, Systems and Procedures Division for Stock Control and Inventory Management. He assisted in developing automated supply procedures, training supply personnel and solving supply problems. His position resulted in numerous trips to the Republic of Vietnam, Hawaii, Okinawa, Macedonia, Greece, Pentagon, Army Material Command, W.D.C; Corpus Christi Army Aviation Maintenance Depot, Texas; plus numerous visits to Army Depots/Bases; Defense Supply Agencies, Air Force Command; and numerous other camps.
In Vietnam, he assisted in establishing and coordination a supply of the U.S. Army/Air Force/Marine Corps/Allied Forced using helicopters and Army CU-2 aircraft. His dedicated, diligent, and extraordinary supply efforts resulted in his being awarded the Department of the Army Civilian Meritorious Service Award.
He retired from federal service with over 41 years of service. He was awarded with 10-20-30 and 35 year Civilian Federal Service pins. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus Council 1098 and Assembly 224, Granite City, Ill.; American Legion Post 307; Amvets Post 204; Stanislauts Polish Roman Catholic Union; St. Mary's Catholic Church Boosters; Italian American Club and the Holy Family Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as hs triplet sister, Mary (Albert) Fiorento; and triplet brother Louis Miofsky.
Surviving are his wife, Jospehine Ponce Miofsky, whom he married Sept. 21, 1946 in Venice, Ill.; son, Andrew Joseph (Susan) Miofsky; two grandsons, Christopher Miofsky and Nicholas Miofsky; granddaughter, Emily Miofsky; and great grandson, Carson Miofsky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the school Education Fund at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City. His K.O.C. Chalice is to be sent to the church.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home, Edwardsville. With the Knight's Assembly 0224 Chalice service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral: Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at the funeral home with Deacon Dan Corbett officiating, Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville.
Thomas Saksa Funeral Home 2205 Pontoon Rd Granite City IL 62040 618-876-4321
Saksa Mateer Funeral Home 210 N. Kansas Edwardsville IL 62025 618-656-7577
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