December 08 1934 February 23 2020
Joseph D. Wanzie December 08, 1934 – February 23, 2020 Share this obituary Send Flowers Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Send Sympathy Card Joseph D. Wanzie, 85, of Kulpmont passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center. His wife and two daughters holding his hands as he went peacefully to be with our Lord. He was born December 8, 1934, a son of the late Michael J. and Mary (Bartko) Wanzie. Joe graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1952. He was a member of the 1951 Kulpmont High School undefeated football team. He married the former Juliann B. Staniszewski on June 22, 1960. Together they shared 59 years of marriage. Joe was the owner of Wanzie Distributors, a family business started by his father. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the honor guard. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, Holy Name Society, Kulpmont Lions Club, Kulpmont Jan Sobieski Club, West End Fire Company, and the Kulpmont American Legion. He was an avid golfer and bowler. Joe was very proud of his family and all their accomplishments. Joe was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was an icon of the community of Kulpmont. Joe offered a smile, joke and a beer to anyone who visited his home. He greeted all with a firm hand shake or a hug. Joe is survived by his wife, Juliann B. Wanzie; two daughters, Juliann W. Gombosi and husband, Dr. Russell Gombosi, MD of Cogan Station and Maribeth V. Mrozek and husband, Raymond of Kulpmont; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Gombosi of Philadelphia, Dr. Emily Gombosi, DPM, of Allentown, Marissa Gombosi of Harrisburg, Captain Christine Spiker, MD and husband, Christopher of NC; a grandson, Alex Joseph Mrozek of Kulpmont; brother-in-law, Joseph F. Staniszewski and wife, Josephine of Shamokin; sister-in-law, Linda Black; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Mary Wanzie; brother, Michael Wanzie and wife, Thelma; two sisters, Rita Makowski and husband, Frank, and Sister Marie Michael Wanzie, SSJ; and a brother-in-law, William J. Staniszewski II. FUNERAL NOTICE Joseph D. Wanzie, 85, of Kulpmont – Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott Street, Kulpmont, with Father Andrew Stahmer officiating. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service in the Church of the Holy Angels. Arrangements are in care of the C. J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut Street, Kulpmont, PA, C. J. Lucas, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott Street, Kulpmont, PA 17834 or to the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave, Flourtown, PA 19031. To send condolences to the family please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com SERVICES Visitation Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Church of the Holy Angels 855 Scott Street Kulpmont, Pennsylvania 17834 Get Directions on Google Maps Visitation Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Church of the Holy Angels 855 Scott Street Kulpmont, Pennsylvania 17834 Get Directions on Google Maps Graveside Service Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:30 PM All Saints Cemetery 172 All Saints Road Elysburg, PA 17824 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph D Wanzie December 08 1934 February 23 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Kulpmont, state: Pennsylvania