Joseph Souchick Sr.

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Joseph Souchick Sr., 78, of Edwardsville passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in 1936 in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital in Kingston. He was the son of the late Metro and Helen Hazilla Souchick.

He attended Edwardsville High School and then later joined the United States Army in 1954 having been honorably discharged in 1957.

Joe began his career in 1960 with the Edwardsville Borough Police Department as a patrolman, later being promoted to Juvenile Officer. During his career, he had the opportunity to work alongside his son, David, who is currently the Edwardsville police chief. After 32 years, Joe retired from the police force and worked as security for the West Side Mall.

Joe supported many organizations including: Six County, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Franklin Hose Company.

In addition to spending time with his family, Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. As well as listening to music, especially his favorite musician Elvis Presley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Souchick; and a sister, Helen Souchick Kwochka.

Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly; children, Joseph Souchick Jr., Edwardsville, Sandra Cook and favorite son-in-law, Raymond, Edwardsville; and David Souchick and wife, Sherry, Hanover Township; brother, Pete Souchick, Edwardsville; sisters, Ann and Eva Souchick, Edwardsville; and Betty Waite, California; seven grandchildren, Jay and Katie, Jennifer and Brandon, and Kristine, Joey and Tyler; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Daniel J Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with Chaplain Joe Rafferty, officiating.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

We would like to thank the nurses and aides from the Celtic Hospice and Home Health Care. Also, a special thank you to Andree and Michelle, Joe's buddy, for their continued kindness and compassion.


Published in Citizens' Voice on July 28, 2014
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