Joseph A. Sallurday Jr., 66, of Fayetteville, died Friday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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Born Sept. 12, 1947, in Scranton, son of the late Joseph A. Sr. and Winnifred A. Lockley Sallurday, Joe was a 1966 graduate of West Side High School in Scranton. Drafted into the Army in 1966, he served honorably in Vietnam. After his discharge, Joe attended Penn State University. He and his family moved to Chambersburg in 1971, where he began working at SKF in Shippensburg and later at Letterkenny Army Depot until his retirement in 1999, after 20 years of service.
Joe was a kind and loving man, who helped anyone who asked. He was proud to be an American and to have served in the military. While growing up, he played baseball in West Scranton. He enjoyed being with his family, family holidays and watching his grandchildren and great-nieces grow up. Joe also loved nature, the outdoors, feeding deer, gardening, sports and traveling with his wife. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed NASCAR and the New York Yankees. Joe was a lifetime member of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599, the Hume McNeal Byers Amvets Post 224 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 842, all in Chambersburg.
Joe is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy McLucas Sallurday, whom he married on June 26, 1982; two sons, Christopher McLucas and wife, Terri, Chambersburg; and Anthony Presley and wife, Kris, Scotland, Pa.; two granddaughters, Morgan and Brooklyn Presley; a sister, Sharon Bowman and husband, Richard, Chambersburg; a niece, Sara Valadez and husband, Ron, Clovis, Calif.; three great-nieces, Jonah, Grace and Jesha Valadez, all of Clovis; his mother-in-law, Doris McLucas, Chambersburg; numerous stepgrandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Larry Shirdell and the Rev. Gary Rebok will officiate. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow at Parklawns Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036 or to Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 302, Carlisle, PA 17015.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc.
333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg, PA 17201
Published in Scranton Times on July 13, 2014