Joseph Problys 1924-2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Joseph Problys, 92, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, after a brief illness.
Mr. Problys was born in 1924 in Delancey, Pa., the son of Julia Dusza Problys and Joseph Problys Sr., and brother to Irene Problys Perjol (deceased 1979). Joseph Sr. was killed in a coal mining accident in 1938, prompting the Problys family to join other relatives in Warren.
Mr. Problys attended Warren G. Harding High School, was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Warren), served in a parachute battalion in World War II and worked as a printer at the Warren Tribune Chronicle and the Sharon Herald.
He moved to Colorado Springs in 1971, where he met and married his wife, Mary Croker Problys, who preceded him in death in 2008.
Together, they owned several businesses, including The Mannequin Ladies Apparel, Morrow’s Nut House and a pet shop in Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Problys was an avid fisherman and hunter, and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Colorado Springs.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Dolores Croker of Ames, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Brookdale-Broadmoor for the care given to Joseph.