Joseph E. Deal (1941 - 2014)

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Joseph E. Deal

AGE: 72 • Wilmington

Joseph E. Deal, 72 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away at his home on Friday, August 8, 2014. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Joan (Irving) Deal, who passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2008.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Joe was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a proud firefighter with the City of Philadelphia Fire Department, rising to the rank of Captain, and retired after 22 years of dedicated service.

Joe is survived by his children, Joseph Deal, Jr. (Denise), Michael Deal (Lisa) and Kelly Rimler (Stephen); his grandchildren, Joshua, Bryan, Joseph, Jeffrey, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Kelsie, Michael Jr., Kevin and Kyle; his great granddaughter, Maeve; and his sister, Nancy Esterlund.

He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Deal.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, August 13 from 10:00-11:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington at 11:30AM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

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Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277
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Published in The News Journal from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2014
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