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Joseph J. Wehrle Jr.


1941 - 2017
Joseph J. Wehrle Jr. Obituary
Joseph J. Wehrle, Jr., 76, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Punxsutawney, son of the late Ruth E. (Graffius) and Joseph J. Wehrle, Sr.
On Jan. 17, 1967, he married Karen (Wilson) Wehrle, who preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2010.
Joseph attended SS.C.D. School until graduating from there. He then went to IUP, where he earned his bachelor's degree and taught school for a few years.
Joseph was a self-employed artist working for The Digest Enthusiast. He was an illustrator, cartoonist and writer.
He enjoyed collecting comic books, original comic art and science fiction and fantasy genre books.
Joseph loved jazz and blues music and loved playing the guitar and saxophone. He also loved his cat, Khufu.
He is survived by a daughter, Jillian Rouse and husband Jim of Punxsutawney.
Services will be private for family and are under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit on Dec. 12, 2017
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