Joe Zimbicki was born on April 17, 1918 and was the oldest of 10 children born to Polish immigrants.
As a young man he spent two years working in the Civilian Conversation Corps (CCC) at Hillsgrove, PA.
Later he served four years in the United Sates Army during World War II.
He landed in Normandy at Utah Beach on D-Day + 2. In the infantry he was wounded twice in combat in France,
first he was shot in the shoulder and then was hit in the head by shrapnel from an explosion. After these injuries,
he served in the military police as a guard for General Patton.
Alma David was born on June 22, 1917 in New Kensington PA.
She was the second oldest child of five.
On October 27, 1951 Joe & Alma married at First Presbyterian
Church of Carnegie (now Carnegie Presbyterian Church).
They built a home together in Scott Township, PA. They had
two children, Beverly and Becky, four grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Alma was a very talented baker.
Joe worked in a steel mill for 42 years and also volunteered
for the Bower Hill Fire Department starting in 1965. He actively
exercised at St. Clair Hospital Cardiac Rehab three times
a week from his early 80’s well into his 100’s. Joe also loved
gardening, cooking, ice cream, family, and church.
Joe was a trustee at the church and used to usher and
collect money. Alma assisted with the nursery.
Joe always wanted people to know how important
it is to go to church.They were faithful members of the
church until they passed. Alma was 65 when she passed
on January 21, 1983, and Joe was 102 when he passed on
November 26, 2020.
They are missed greatly, but will always be celebrated and
remembered at this station.