William Joseph Grodesky

10 Jan 1923 - 17 Jul 2011

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William Joseph Grodesky

10 Jan 1923 - 17 Jul 2011
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GRODESKY, William Joseph (Billy Joe) - Peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in his 89th year. Beloved father of Billy Jr. (Nancy) of St. Catharines and Bobby (Deb) of Caesarea. Loving Grampa to David (Kim) of St. Catharines, Kevin (Natasha) of Vancouver, Bodan, Katya (Cy

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William Joseph Grodesky

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Victoria Lawn Cemetery

480 Queenston St
St Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario
Canada

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Forever in our hearts
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June 7, 2012
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May 31, 2012

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Contributor: LisaAnn47 Created: 5 years ago Updated: 5 years ago

GRODESKY, William Joseph (Billy Joe) - Peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in his 89th year. Beloved father of Billy Jr. (Nancy) of St. Catharines and Bobby (Deb) of Caesarea. Loving Grampa to David (Kim) of St. Catharines, Kevin (Natasha) of Vancouver, Bodan, Katya (Cyle) and Mara of Caesarea. He will be dearly missed by his great -grandchildren Jade and Joey of St. Catharines and Malachai of Caesarea. Bill is also survived by his sister Anne Labelle (Ray) and brother Michael of St. Catharines and Peter of Espanola, nephew Steven (Dorothy) Grodesky, niece Lisa (Geoff) Fillingham and loyal and long time friend Ted Lontkowski and many nieces, nephews and devoted friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents Annie and Daniel and sisters Julie and Olga and his former wife and good friend Vivian.

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1923
William Joseph Grodesky was born on 10 Jan 1923
William Joseph Grodesky was 17 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
William Joseph Grodesky was 22 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
William Joseph Grodesky was 35 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
William Joseph Grodesky was 41 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
William Joseph Grodesky was 56 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
William Joseph Grodesky was 58 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
William Joseph Grodesky was 71 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
2004
William Joseph Grodesky was 81 years old when Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
William Joseph Grodesky died on 17 Jul 2011 at the age of 88
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