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1959 Joseph 2021

Joseph E. Thompson

January 16, 1959 — August 16, 2021


Joseph E. Thompson,  62, of William Penn Road, Osterburg, died on Monday, August 16, 2021 at home.

Joe was born in Windber on January 16, 1959, son of Carl A. and Betty J. (Calhoun) Thompson.

On March 20, 1998 in Winchester, VA Joe married Terri (Smith) Thompson.

Along with his wife he is survived by his parents Carl and Betty Thompson, Bedford, by daughters- Misti wife of  Stew Claycomb, Imler; Daughter- Holly wife of  Cameron Dick, Duncansville; Step Daughter- Jill wife of  Kale Sciranko, Manns Choice; 7 grandchildren, sister- Sharon Telmanik, Bedford; Brother- Wayne Thompson, Schellsburg. He was preceded in death by sister-Karen Shippey.

Joe was a 1978 graduate of Bedford High School. Joe was a hard worker. He worked as a warehouseman, most recently for Target Distribution in Chambersburg, and First Stop Shop in Altoona. Joe was most proud of being a PIAA baseball (41 years) and volleyball official. His greatest achievement was having umpired two boys' baseball state championship games. Joe was a kind-hearted and easy going guy that touched the lives of many.

Joe was quite the gardener. He enjoyed giving the fruits and vegetables of his labor to others.

There will be no visitation. Funeral Services will be private with Pastor C. Thomas Mowry officiating.

Interment at Osterburg Community Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Pleasantville.

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