Joseph S. Ebeley|
Joseph S. "Pop-Corn" Ebeley, 76, of Princeton Avenue West, Palmerton, died early Tuesday morning, July 1, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicular accident. He was the husband of the late Harriet J. (Evans) Ebeley.
He worked in custodial services for the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for 37 years before retiring in 2000.
He was a member of Faith Independent Reformed Church, Berlinsville.Ebeley was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, having served on the USS Saufly.
- Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Hilda (Kratzel) Ebeley.
He was a member of DESA, Horseshoe Curve Chapter No. 37, Roaring Springs, American Legion Post 269, Palmerton, and American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, and was a charter member of the Old Timers CB Club, Stockton, Calif.
Surviving are a daughter, Joanna L., wife of Jack Rice of Tamaqua; a son, Stephen Wentz of Albrightsville; three grandchildren, Katelyn, Matthew and Megan; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Recker and Debbis Ebeley, both of Palmerton; his companion, Diane Andreas, with whom he resided; and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Wentz; and a sister, Annette Rehrig.
Service: Graveside service with military honors 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, Union Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Yeakel officiating, Slatington. Contributions in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675. Arrangements by Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Online condolences can be offered at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times News on July 3, 2014