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Joseph Pihanich Sr., 81, of Pottstown, husband of Daisy M. (Sands) Pihanich, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Kostick) Pihanich.

Joseph was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Pottstown. He was retired from both Firestone Tire Co. and Bethlehem Steel. Joe liked to fish, coach little league baseball, watch the Phillies and the Eagles and most importantly loved his grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife of 53 years are his sons Joseph Jr., husband of Debra, of Pottstown, and David, husband of Joyce, of Reifton; grandchildren Michael, Seth, Alexander, Abigail and Charlotte.  Along with his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Michael and John.

A Service for the Departed will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:30AM at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1236 Juniper Street Pottstown with Fr. Jason Franchak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the Ladies Altar Society of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church at the above address. 

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