Joseph Robert Angel Sr., Fairchance, Pa.
Joseph Robert Angel Sr, 88, of Fairchance, Pa. passed away on September 19th, 2021 at home with his family.
Joseph was born on March 13, 1933 to John and Stephania (Balas) Angel of Collier PA.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents, his eldest sister Anna (Budner); brothers, John, Stanley, Isadore, Andrew, Albert, and youngest sister Marcella (Standish), and great grandson Dave Michael.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Isa Mae Whoolery Angel; daughters, Linda (Larry) Dice, Fairchance and Deborah (Richard) Stillwagon, Fairchance; son, Joseph Jr (Carol), Collier; brother, Francis of Dover Delaware and sister-in-law Veta (Krischbaum) Angel of Smithfield. Grandchildren, Larry J. Dice, Jana (Thomas) Detrick, David (Lori) Dickerson, Bryanna Angel, Lori (Adam) Kelley, Joseph III(Brittany) Angel, Matthew (Amber) Angel; great grandchildren, Jacob (Marissa) Salisbury, Caitlin Angel, Tristan Dickerson, David Dickerson, Justin Angel, Thomas Detrick, Maelee Detrick, Bella Kelley, Nathan Skelton, Brooke Kelley, Austin Angel, Dakota Angel, Mackenzie Angel, Paisley Dickerson, Shyanne Angel; great great grandchildren, Easton Joseph Salisbury and Novalee Dickerson, and many special nieces and nephews.
Joseph Served in the Air Force 1951 to 1955 and received the following medals during his time: Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.
He then served in the Army, reaching the rank as 1st Sgt, 1963 until his retirement until 1993. During that tenure Joseph received many medals, awards and decorations.
Pappy Joe, as he was so affectionately known by so many, was an avid hunter and looked forward to going with the boys. He enjoyed telling stories of the early days, playing cards, being an auctioneer at the Angel-Balas reunions, passing out the Christmas presents, watching sports, and solving even the toughest of crossword puzzles. I think if you knew Pappy Joe, you knew just how proud he was of all of his grandkids. They were the light of his life. You did not have to be blood to have a Pappy Joe, it’s just who he was. He was the kindest of souls and loved by all.
Joseph was blessed to have the best of caretakers and the family wants to extend many thanks to the Hospice nurses and Macie Moccaldi.
Visitation will be held at Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Wednesday, September 22nd, 3pm to 8pm and and on Thursday for visitation 10 am to 11 am followed by the Funeral Service with Reverend Pete Malik at 11am on Thursday, September 23rd. Graveside Service and full military rights at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fairchance following. The family would like to invite family and friends to join them for dinner at the Fairchance Firehall (Small Side) after the graveside service.
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