Joseph S. Pope Sr.
of Leominster; 83
LEOMINSTER -- Joseph S. Pope Sr., 83, of Leominster, died April 6, 2014 in Life Care Center of Leominster, after an illness. He was born March 7, 1931 in Luzerne, PA, son of the late John and Hazel (Reilly) Pope. Joseph served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, the Korean Service Medal with 5 Battle Stars and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. He served in the 34th Field Artillery Battalion.
He worked as a machinist in the tool and die industry.
Joseph is survived by two sons; Joseph S. Pope, Jr., of Leominster, Robert Pope of South Carolina, one daughter, Dawn Formoso of Leominster, one brother, Michael Pope of Pennsylvania, three sisters, Hazel May Southwell, Ciel Geisinger and Isabel Hoskins, all of Pennsylvania, along with six grandchildren; Jason Pope, Misty Pope, Sarah Pope, Teighan Lyons, Dominick Formoso, and Stephen Bashaw and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Artist) Pope, a daughter, Karen (Pope) Bashaw, a brother, John "Jack" Pope, and two grandchildren, Dawn Carol Rogers and Devin Bleisdale.
POPE -- A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 14, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., in Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster, MA.
To Light A Candle, Sign the Guestbook, or Leave A Message of Condolence, please visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com
Wright-Roy Funeral Home Inc
109 West St Leominster, MA 01453
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11, 2014