Joseph F. Linker Jr.

Joseph F. Linker Jr., 48, of Upper Darby and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Chapel Manor, Philadelphia, after a five-year battle with a brain tumor.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Joseph F. Linker Sr. of Kingston and Carol (Krapcha) Caffrey and Tom Caffrey of Plains Township.

Joe was a graduate of Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, and was a member of St. Anne's Church, Philadelphia.

Surviving in addition to his parents, are his daughter, Amanda Linker, Connellsville; fiancee, Jennifer Cressman and her parents, Ron and Terry Cressman, Philadelphia; brother, Donald Linker and his wife, Cory, Wilkes-Barre; nephew, D.J., and niece, Kristin Linker; his two cats, Baby and Benita; aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, with the Rev. John Albosta officiating.

Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358

Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2013