Joseph A. Chellew, Jr.
Joseph A. Chellew, Jr., 82, of Hereford, went home to be with the Lord December 12, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown. He was the beloved husband of Carol Ann (Strotbeck) Chellew. They would have been married 30 years in July of next year.
Born February 26, 1930 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Mildred (Boehringer) and Joseph A. Chellew, Sr.
Joe was a graduate of Germantown High School and later attended Ursinus College. He went on to work for Esso and was also a skilled cabinet maker. One of his favorite jobs was when he worked as a consultant with Latella Consulting. He ultimately retired as a home-shopping salesman with Jewel T.
In addition, Joe proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Joe’s passions included woodworking, playing the banjo, and vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Joe will be remembered both for his great sense of humor and for being a loving husband, father, brother and “Pop-Pop Joe”.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Joe of Perkasie, Steve of Lafayette Hill, Frank of Brooklyn, New York, Kate of Skippack, John of Skippack, and Rick of Kutztown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Megan, Nora, Luke, Karis, Nicolas, Jeff, Kristen, Rachel, Allyson, and Jacob; and his brothers, James and Jay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, John; and his brother, John.
The funeral service was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446 where the family greeted relatives and friends after 9:30 a.m. Interment followed in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler.
For those desiring, donations may be made in Joe’s name to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or to the Friends of Israel at www.foi.org.