Joseph M. Barilla|
Joseph M. Barilla, 54, of Coopersburg, died Monday, Nov. 18, after fighting a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Born in Levittown, he was a son of Charlotte (Bossard) Barilla of Lehighton and the late Richard Barilla.
He was the husband of Lynn W. (Weidlich) Barilla for 28 years.
Joe was a graduate of Lehighton Area High School and attended Williamsport Community College.He worked for Sysco Food and his passion was food and cooking. He was known as the "Wingman" for the great food he cooked up at the Southern Lehigh High School sporting events.
- He was the loving father to daughter Megan of Warrington, Pa., and son Jacob of Coopersburg.
You could always find Joe working in the garden or making homemade wine.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coopersburg, where he ran the parish center for four years.
He belonged to the Nis Hollow Hunting Club, Lehighton, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Surviving in addition to his widow, daughter and son are two sisters, Debra, wife of Brad Doll, and Kathy, wife of Nik Millen, both of Lehighton.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5050 St. Joseph's Road, Coopersburg. Call 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown. Online condolences can be offered at www.stephensfuneral.com. Contributions in his name may be made to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, P.O. Box 55071, #15530, Boston, Mass. 02205, or the Lehigh Co. Humane Soc., 640 Dixon St., Allentown, Pa. 18103.
Published in Times News on Nov. 19, 2013