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Joseph J. DeRosa

March 23, 1928 August 21, 2022
Joseph J. DeRosa
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Obituary for Joseph J. DeRosa

Joseph J. DeRosa, 94, passed away on August 21, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. Born in Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late Frank DeRosa and Filomena Gretano. He was the husband of Marlene (Rhinehart) DeRosa and shared 49 years of marriage this past June.

Joseph graduated from high school and then enlisted in the United States Army where he served during the Korean war.

He was employed at the former IDEAL toy company for 37 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Joseph was a die-hard Yankees fan! He loved Lionel model trains HO series. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He will be lovingly remembered his wife; Marlene; sons; Dean DeRosa and fiancé Nikole Czelosta, Joseph DeRosa and wife Jerilyn Covert; daughters; Diana Poliseno and Linda Beggins; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; his two cats, Lilly and Holly, and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday August 25, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. 234 Walnut Street, Catasauqua, PA. 18032. A funeral service officiated by Father Tolentino will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Allentown.

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua is entrusted with arrangements.

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Visitation

Thursday

25

Aug

10:00 AM 8/25/2022 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/25/2022 12:00:00 PM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Catasauqua

234 Walnut Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Catasauqua
234 Walnut Street Catasauqua 18032 PA
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

25

Aug

12:00 PM 8/25/2022 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 8/25/2022 12:30:00 PM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Catasauqua

234 Walnut Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. - Catasauqua
234 Walnut Street Catasauqua 18032 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodlawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

1500 Airport Rd,
Allentown, PA 18109

1500 Airport Rd, Allentown 18109 PA
United States
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