Joseph Drouse

Joseph (Chuck) Drouse, 78, of Old Forge died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Moses Taylor Hospital.

He was born in Avoca, son of the late Joseph Drouse and Mary Vols Drouse Matechak, and stepson of the late William Matechak.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rita Nayavich Drouse; sons, Michael and David; a grandson, Brian; a sister, Florence Pucilowski; an aunt; sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, William Jr. and Charles Matechak.

The funeral will be Thursday, with Mass at 10 a.m. in Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Those planning to attend are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, Old Forge.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 30, 2013