Loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Joseph Chaposky, 81, of Carlisle,
went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2014, at home with loving family and friends by his side. He was born
on Sept. 23, 1932, in Heckschersville, a son of the late George and Anna (Gripsha) Chaposky.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Joyce M. (Brown) Chaposky, two sons; George
J. (Debbi) Chaposky and Joseph C. (Charmaine) Chaposky, three daughters; Rosemarie (Clifford) Canant, Maryann (Kenneth) Yohn,
and Judith A. (Charles) Bitner, three sisters; Maryann Manion, Dorothy (Steve) Swartchick, and Betty (Ken) Albitz, 21 grandchildren
and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, George J. Chaposky and one sister,
Joseph entered the Army following his graduation from
St. Clair High School in 1950. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and had served
in Germany, as well as various key positions throughout the United States during his active military service.
He earned many medals and commendations including; the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with
three oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal with nine knots, the United Nations Korean Service Medal, American Defense
Commemorative Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Civil Action Honor Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army
Valor Unit Citation and the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation.
After 27 years of military service, Joe retired from the United States Army as a Master Sergeant. He
was then employed at Colt Plumbing, Inc of Mechanicsburg, and after retiring from Colt, he was employed by Auto Drive Used
Cars and at Payless Auto Sales, both in Carlisle. He was a member of St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church,
Harrisburg, Carlisle Eagles 1299, the St. Clair American Legion Post 719, V.F.W. Post 477, the White Circle Club, both of
Carlisle and the Carlisle Area Nascar Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, tending to his garden
and cheering for Penn. State. "Lucky Joe" loved the tickets at all the clubs, going to the casino and playing the
The Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday,
July 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church, 5408 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, with Father Michael Popson
officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
A viewing will be held from 6 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle,
where the Panachida will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice &
Home Health, 900 Century Dr., Ste. 201, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
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I am so sorry
to all of our family for the loss of this very sweet kind and loving man. We will all miss him so much
My "brother", I will miss all the good times we
had at the Rose Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and all the Penn State games we went to. You have been more than an uncle to me all
George and Debbie.
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.
I am so thankful to Almighty God for my Grandfather Joseph the memories shared, the wisdom and traditions
passed down will remain in my heart. Blessed repose Eternal memory
Maryann & Kenneth: Our sympathy goes out to you. Your neighbors.
& Carol Miller
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