Joseph Lazarcheck of Pawling, New York passed away on September 16, 2021, at the age of 97. Joe was comforted by the love of his beloved wife Angela and his family. He was born in Grindstone Pennsylvania in October 1923. He was the youngest of six children. Due to the early death of his father and illness of his mother, Joe at age 3, along with his siblings, were raised at St. Nicholas Orphanage in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania by the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. Joe was in the Navy during WWII and participated in the D Day invasion in Normandy, France, the liberation of the Philippines, and the occupation of Japan.
Joe married in 1957 and he along with Angela, his wife of 64 years, raised four children. After retiring at age 67, he and Angela enjoyed time with their family and traveling locally. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Michael, Charles, Peter and John, and his sister Anna. He is survived by his wife Angela (Gili) Lazarcheck and their children Michael (Donna), Joseph (Joyce), Eva-Marie (Charles)Hill and Walter; grandchildren, Jason, Brandon, Christen, Joseph, Andrew, Mathew and Angela and great grandchild Luca.
Joe will be remembered at a private wake followed by a Christian burial. People wishing to honor Joe may do so by making a donation to St. Jude Children Research Hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY.