May 10, 1948 - August 6, 2019
Joseph F. Wright, Jr., age 71 of Reading, PA and formerly of Carney’s Pt., NJ passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2019 at Genesis Mifflin Center. He was born in Philadelphia on May 10, 1948 to the late Joseph F. Sr and Helen (nee: Rogala) Wright and was a graduate of Roman Catholic H.S. Class of ’66. He is a United States Army Veteran and was employed by the Army as a Heavy Military Technician for almost 34 years during which he was served with the Army Reserves. Joseph will be remembered as a loving, caring husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. Joe had a great sense of humor, was skillful and creative, always was there to lend a hand to family and friends. Joe enjoyed parading in the annual Mummer Parade especially parading with Broomall, Avalon and Pennsport String Bands. He is the beloved husband of Fern (nee Lengel) and the late Isabella (nee Gibbs). Devoted father of Joseph F. Wright III, Brian Wright and Charles (Christine Madden) Wright, Melissa (Nicholas) Hinsey and Carolyn (Phillip) Krick; grandfather of Mason and Emily; Fur Pop of 4 Dogs and 2 Cats; brother of Patricia (Robert) Jones, John (Patricia), Helen (late John) Donia, Robert (Christina), Gerald (Sharon) and the late Michael and James Wright. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and Gibbs and Lengel Families. Relatives, friends, members of the Philadelphia String Band Assoc., VFW Post 8840, American Legion 297, Vietnam Vets of America, Disabled American Veterans, AM Vets and 458 Sea Tigers (PBR) are invited to his Visitation Thursday Eve 6-8 PM at the Murphy Ruffenach, Brian W. Donnelly Funeral Home (3rd & Wolf Streets) and again on Friday 10-11 AM at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish-Corpus Christi Church, 369 Georgetown Rd., Carney's Point, NJ. Funeral Mass 11 AM. Burial Salem County Veterans Cemetery. Donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the PA Wounded Warrior Inc, 1117 Country Club Rd. Camphill PA 17011.
Joseph F. Wright, Jr., age 71 of Reading, PA and formerly of Carney’s Pt., NJ passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2019 at Genesis Mifflin Center. He was born in Philadelphia on May 10, 1948 to the late Joseph F. Sr and Helen (nee: Rogala)... View Obituary & Service Information
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