Joseph A. Vogelbacher

| January 2, 2019

Joseph A. Vogelbacher, of Lucinda, passed away on January 1, 2019.

Born May 6, 1940, in Lucinda, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mabel (Breneman) Vogelbacher.

Joseph “Joe” was married on September 18, 1965, to Elizabeth R. “Betty” Kennedy at Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion.

Joe is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Vogelbacher, daughter Barbara Jo Eilers and husband Jeff, daughter Deborah Jo Vogelbacher, and son Joseph J. Vogelbacher and friend Beth Albaugh.  In addition, he is survived by two grandchildren, Conner and Andrew Eilers.

He is also survived by his siblings, Donald Vogelbacher and wife Viola, Doris Kerr, Sarah “Sally” Griebel and husband Paul, Mabel Lander, and Nancy Forbes and husband Richard.

After high school and Joe’s service in the Army, he returned to Lucinda and opened Vogelbacher’s Service Station with his father, Bernard. Joseph J. Vogelbacher, 3rd generation, joined his father and will continue to operate the family business.

Joe loved his family, community, church, and choir.  He served on the North Clarion School Board and the Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 Board for 24 years. He was an avid reader, enjoyed crosswords, and golfing with his son and friends.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Garbarino, and a brother, Bernard Vogelbacher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda with Rev. Joseph Czarkowski, pastor as celebrant.

Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to The Cancer Center of Clarion Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Clarion, PA 16214 or St. Joseph’s Church, PO Box 9, Lucinda, PA 16235.

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