Andrew "Andy" Mishock, 86, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Glen White, son of the late John and Elizabeth (Guza) Mishock. He married Ann Durbin on Feb. 1, 1947, at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Portage.
Surviving are his wife; two sons: Andrew and wife, Ruth Ann, of State College and David and wife, Carol, of Altoona; two grandchildren: Jason and wife, Cindy, of West Milford, N.J., and Justin and wife, Karen, of Leesburg, Va.; a great-granddaughter, Leah; two sisters: Anna Chonko of Altoona and Helen Knee of Duncansville; and a brother, Joseph of Altoona.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: John, Michael, George and Edward; and a sister, Elizabeth.
Andy retired from the Van Zandt VA Medical Center, where he was an engineer, planner and estimator. He was a technician 5th grade with the U.S. Army during WWII, serving with the 10th Division. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge near the Saar River and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Gallitzin American Legion Post 174 and the Ashville VFW.
Andy enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and canning his crops and was very friendly. He loved his wife and family, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona (www.krishfuneralhome.com), where Parastas will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Panachida will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the funeral home, followed by the funeral liturgy at 11 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Portage, by Father James Spontak. Committal will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, kindly give donations for Masses or to the Home Nursing Agency Hospice.