Joseph A. "Church" Churchill, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Phoenixville Hospital. Joseph was born in Norristown, Pa. on Feb. 19, 1939. He was the son of the late Andrew and Jennie (Marine) Churchill. He was a resident of Douglassville, Pa. and formerly of Bridgeport, Pa. He worked as a Microfilm/Printer at General Electric-Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, Pa. for 27 years, retiring in 1998. He is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a former member of the Triple-S Sportsman Club, Bridgeport, Pa. He graduated from Bridgeport High School, class of 1958. He enjoyed traveling and watching football, especially the Washington Redskins. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 54 years, Joyce A. (Davis) Churchill; a son, Joseph A. Churchill and Diana Dotterer of Boyertown, Pa.; a daughter, Deborah A. Gratzinger and her husband Michael M. of Schwenksville, Pa.; a grandson, Jason Walker and his wife Alexis; a great grandson, Kalleb Walker of Hilton Head, S.C.; two brothers, Salvatore Desimone and his wife Rochelle of LaPlata, Md., Anthony Churchill of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Theresa Winnemore and her husband Joseph of Swedeland, Pa.; brother-in-law, William Davis and his wife Linda of Emmaus, Pa. and nephews and nieces.
Relatives and friends are invited to Mr. Churchill's Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 502 Ford St. Bridgeport, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. Entombment St. Augustine Cemetery, King of Prussia, Pa.
His viewing will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Churchill's memory to Operation Backpack, 345 King St., Pottstown, Pa. 19464. www.operationbp.org.
Arrangements by The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd. Bridgeport, Pa. www.bacchifuneralhome.com.
Published in www.timesherald.com on Oct. 28, 2013