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Andrew Kornas (1918 - 1976)

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Andrew Kornas
1918 - 1976
Born
October 24, 1918
Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death
May 16, 1976
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, United States
Last Known Residence
Summit County, Ohio United States
Summary
Andrew Kornas of Summit County, Ohio United States was born on October 24, 1918 in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and died at age 57 years old on May 16, 1976 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Andrew Kornas was buried at Hillside Memorial Park 1025 Canton Rd, in Akron.
Updated: November 15, 2022
Biography ID: 35695377

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Introduction

Andrew Kornas was born on October 24, 1918 in Ford City, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA to parents Alex Elek Kornas Kornaz (1881-1929) and Johanna Anna Barna (1881-1962). He had siblings Mary (1907-2000), John (1912-2002), Michael (1914-1981), Charles (1916-2017), and Pauline Katherine Kornas (1923-1987). He also had multiple half siblings.

He married Barbara Ann Arrendale (1918-1988) in 1940 in Hancock, West Virginia, United States. Together, they had two sons, Andrew James and John Wayne. Andrew enlisted in the United States military on August 2, 1943 and served in World War II. He worked at the Goodrich in Plant Protection for 33 years and was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple and a teacher in the Sunday School.

Andrew was member of many clubs and organizations, see Andrew Kornas: Personal Life, and also served as president of the United Protection Workers of America, In his free time he enjoyed gold, and was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple Golf League and the Goodrich Golf League. He was also a special Deputy Sheriff of Summit County.
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Summit County, Ohio United States
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October 24, 1918
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Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States
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Ethnicity & Family History

He was a white United States citizen. His father, Alex Elek Kornas Kornaz, was born in Vereckne Vorota Zakarpats'ka, Ukraine, Hlomcza, Podkarpackie, Poland and his mother, Johanna Anna Barna, was born in Klimkowka 27, Malopolskie, Poland.

Nationality & Locations

Andrew was born in Ford City, Pa and was a resident for 47 years of Akron, Ohio.

Education

Andrew Kornas attended Jennings and North High School and by the time of enlistment, had completed 3 years of high school.

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Andrew was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple and a teacher in the Sunday School.

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He was employed at Goodrich in Plant Protection for 33 years and served as president of UPWA (United Protection Workers of America) in 1973.

Personal Life

Andrew was a member of Commandery 83 Knights Templar, where he was Director General of Lisso and where he was nominated Commander; a member of Star Lodge 187 F&AM; a member of Tadmor Temple, where he was on the Directors Staff; a member of Cuyahoga Falls Chapter 225; Cuyahoga Falls Council 144, and past president of Acacia Club at Goodrich. He was president of the United Protection Workers of America, a member of the Akron Baptist Temple Golf League and the Goodrich Golf League. He was also a special Deputy Sheriff of Summit County.

Military Service

Andrew Kornas enslited on August 2, 1943 in Akron Ohio (Military serial#: 35234950). He was a private and his terms of enlistment were, "Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law".
May 16, 1976
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Akron, Summit County, Ohio United States
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Hillside Memorial Park 1025 Canton Rd, in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44312, United States
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UNIONTOWN- Andrew Kornas, 57, of 3929 Cottage Grove rd., Uniontown, died suddenly May 16. He was born in Ford City, Pa., was an area resident for 47 years, attended Jennings and North High School, and served in the Army in World War II. He was employed at Goodrich in Plant Protection for 33 years. He was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple and a teacher in the Sunday School. He was a member of Commandery 83 Knights Templar, where he was Director General of Lisso and where he was the new recently nominated Commander; a member of Star Lodge 187 F&AM; a member of Tadmor Temple, where he was on the Directors Staff; a member of Cuyahoga Falls Chapter 225; Cuyahoga Falls Council 144, and past president of Acacia Club at Goodrich. He was president of the United Protection Workers of America, a member of the Akron Baptist Temple Golf League and the Goodrich Golf League. He was also a special Deputy Sheriff of Summit County. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann; sons, Andrew James, of Cuyahoga Falls and John Wayne, of the home; sisters, Mrs. Helen Munson, Mrs. Mary Clark, and Mrs. Mary Dunn, all of Akron, Mrs. Pauline Westfall, Memphis, Tenn.; brothers, John, of Leander, Tex., Michael and Charles, of Akron; granddaughters, Tiffany and Melissa Kornas; grandson, Sean Kornas. Services announced later. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Commandery 83 Knights Templar will conduct services at 7 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be made to the Eye Foundation or the Shrine Burn Hospital. (Dunn-Quigley & Ciriello, Akron, 253-8121). Published in the The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) Mon May 17, 1976.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Andrew Kornas lived 15 years shorter than the average Kornas family member when he died at the age of 57.
The average age of a Kornas family member is 72.
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1918 - 1976 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Andrew Kornas was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1941, he was 23 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1957, he was 39 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1969, when he was 51 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1976, in the year of Andrew Kornas's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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