Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Dec 4, 1938 – Oct 26, 2018


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Joseph C. Kardelis Jr.
Joseph C. Kardelis Jr., 79, of Nazareth, PA, died on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's in Bethlehem, PA.
Born Dec. 4, 1938, in Easton, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Julia (Del Nero) Kardelis. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Hamel) Kardelis, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage this past July 11, 2018.
Joseph attended Easton schools, and was a graduate of Nazareth High School, Class of 1957. He was the owner/ operator of Kardelis Roofing, for 25 years until his retirement in 1999.
Joseph was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Master Mason and Past Worshipful Master of the Whitfield Lodge No. 622 of Nazareth, PA.
Joseph was a Commander-in-Chief of the Allentown Consistory, and a Grand Tall Cedar of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Easton Forest No. 35. He was a member of the Valley of Allentown, and served as Past Most Wise Master of the Bethlehem Chapter of Rose Croix.
Joseph was a member of the Nazareth Borough Planning Committee for 10 years, as well as serving honorably in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Joseph was a member of The Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, PA.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Joseph C. Kardelis III and wife Donna, John C. Kardelis and wife Maureen, Jamie C. Kardelis and wife Shelley, all of Nazareth, PA; grandsons, Joseph IV and wife Jamie, Jesse and wife Shea, and Tanner; granddaughter, Tabitha; step-granddaughter, Jessica Sadler; great-granddaughters, Juliana and Kennedy; step-great-grandson, Jackson Clark; sister, Mrs. Janice Yandresitz (Richard) of Easton; brother, Eugene of NY; and brother-in-law, Eugene Neal Hamel.
Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA.8064.
Contributions may be made in Joseph's memory to the American Heart Association of the Lehigh Valley c/o the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home
211 E. Center St.
Nazareth, PA 18064
(610) 262-2727

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Our families and I are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with all the families at this time of sorrow .May you find peace and comfort in knowing he is in a good place and an Angel watching over everyone.
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Cindy,Donny Dotter, Tonya Schlamp and family, Val Hunt and family, Chrissy Tavianini and family , John Hill and family, Bob Hill and family, Deb Thomas and family

May God bless you + your family in this time of sorrow.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

To the Kardelis family so sorry for your loss my condolences he sure was an icon and your family may you find comfort and peace at this difficult time many wonderful memories growing up going in the Tee bird up to the lake

So sorry for your loss. I always had fun at sleep overs. A lot of fond memories.

My condolences To Nancy & the Boys with passing Of a truly "GREAT FRIEND". I knew Joe through our Masonic Lodge and through his business and being a Good Friend. R.I.P. Joe

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

To a wonderful family, my heartfelt sympathy
May warm memories and good times comfort you.

With Love,

Marty Thomas