Joseph Binkoski Westinghouse employee


A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph J. F. Binkoski, an administrator who worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corp. for more than 50 years, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Shamokin, Pa.

Mr. Binkoski, who was 69, died Sunday at the Harbor Hospital Center after an apparent heart attack at his home on Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum Heights.

He was a senior administrator and pricing analyst at the Westinghouse plant at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and had worked for the company in the Baltimore area since 1953.

In 1984, he received a President's Quality Achievement Award from Westinghouse and later a citation from the governor of Maryland for his service with the company.

He came here after the closing of a Westinghouse plant in Sunbury, Pa., where he started work in 1940.

A native of Shamokin, his time with Westinghouse was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army, in World War II in Europe, during which he received a battlefield commission and a presidential citation, and in the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart. He was co-author of a history of the World War II 115th Infantry Regiment.

A 1939 graduate of Coal Township High School, he was active as an athlete there and later played on semiprofessional basketball and baseball teams in Shamokin.

In addition to a bachelor's degree from Loyola College, he held a master's degree from George Washington University.

He was a member of St. Philip Neri Church in Linthicum.

Mr. Binkoski is survived by two brothers, Stanley and Edward Binkoski, both of Shamokin, and several nieces and nephews.

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