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Joseph Quaglia

Joseph Quaglia

May 6, 1926 November 5, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Joseph Quaglia

With heavy hearts we would like to announce the passing of Joseph R. Quaglia who passed away at the Reading Hospital on Thursday, November 5th, 2020.

Born and raised in Reading, Joe was the youngest son of the late Riccardo and Pierina (Pichini) Quaglia, and brother to siblings: Archie, Rudy, Rocco, and sister Dottie.

A graduate of Reading High, he served in WWII in the Pacific. Through the GI bill, he was the first in his family to graduate from college. He earned a degree in physical education from West Chester University, where he continued to pursue post graduate work.

A blind date introduced Joseph to Josephine Mary Tomasi and they were married in July of 1963 and were happily married for 57 years. Joseph is survived by his wife and sons: Ric, Seph, and John and his grandchildren: Luna, Jullo, and Leo.

Joseph worked as a Phys Ed teacher at Twin Valley School District until he retired in 1991. He also worked part time at Sears and could be seen riding his bike down Lancaster Ave to UGI where he also worked part time.

Throughout his life Joe enjoyed many trips and experiences with his family including Easter dinner on top of the World Trade Center as well as a memorable family trip to Aruba. In his retirement, Joe and Jo enjoyed many wonderful travels from the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica to Argentina, the Panama Canal, and Sicily where they spent time with very loving relatives.

In lieu of flowers and other heartfelt gifts please express sympathies by donating to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S Lincoln Ave, Lebanon, PA 17042 or Twin Valley Community Education Foundation www.tvcef.org.

A public viewing will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, West Reading. Private interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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  • Visitation

    November 16, 2020 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
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    November 16, 2020
    8:30am - 9:30am
  • Service

    Sacred Heart RCC
    Address Not Available
    Officiant
    Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. DeSantis
    Co-Celebrant
    Deacon Bill Kase
  • Interment

    November 17, 2020 | 10:00am
    Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum
    3139 Kutztown Road
    READING, PA
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    November 17, 2020
    10:00am

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John C Rothenberger sent flowers to the family of Joseph Quaglia.
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Felice Marrongelle

A beautiful human being! A beautiful family.. Love and sincere condolences to you. With heartfelt grief and love, Judi and Felice
Comment | Posted at 04:43pm via Condolence
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Patricia Gagliardo

Josie,
So sorry to hear about Joe. Have solace knowing he is with God, and we will keep him and you in our prayers. He was truly a good person.
Love,
Pat & Vince Gagliardo
Comment | Posted at 10:03am via Condolence
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John C Rothenberger

My sincere condolences to the entire Qualia family. Thanks for being so warm and welcoming to me in HS. Thinking you all. Mrs Q, Lou Seth and John
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John C Rothenberger purchased flowers for the family of Joseph Quaglia.
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Rose Marie Hoster

Dear Friend Jo and Family - Our Prayers and Love are sent to you - as we KNOW that your Beloved Joe is already in Heaven, with his family and friends who have gone before him and welcomed him home with Joy. His Big Smile matches his Big Heart and Big Spirit. God's Blessings and Peace Be with all of you who loved him so very much and took such good care of him. Rose Marie Landis - Hoster and Terry Hoster
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Gary Moser

So sorry to see the passing of Joe. My Mother went to school with him then I had him as a teacher at Robeson Elementary. He was a great teacher who made it fun to go to school. Will always remember him.
Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.
Gary Moser

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
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