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Joseph Gard

July 19, 1935 February 14, 2020
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Obituary for Joseph Gard

Joseph Gard, 84 of East Deerfield Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Florida.

Born in Kulpmont, he was a son of the late Morris and Philomena (Bruno) Gard.

He was a 1953 graduate of the former Kulpmont High School.

Mr. Gard served his country in the Merchant Marines from 1953 until 1955.

Joe was a member of the former St. Peter’s Church in Mt. Carmel and was currently a member of the Church of Our Lady, Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was on the 1952 undefeated Kulpmont football team. He was a manager of the Beacon Loan in Mt. Carmel for 25 years, was one of the founders of the Mt. Carmel Jets football team, was a life member of the Mount Carmel Elks, and stayed involved in the community. Joe moved to Florida in 1982 where he was a Senior Field Marketing Rep for Foremost Insurance until he retired in 1998. He loved to golf, play pickleball, and watching sports at all levels live and on TV.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph Gard and his wife Mira of Harrisburg and James Gard and his wife Tina of Deerfield Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Keith Gard and his wife Lauren of Camp Hill, Allyson Quinn and her husband Brian of Tampa, Marissa Beyer and her husband Ben of Ft. Myers, Florida, Erica Gard of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Mario Gard of Deerfield Beach; three great-granddaughters, Vanessa and Julia Beyer of Ft. Myers, Florida and Lily Gard of Camp Hill; three siblings, Anna Volushin of Kulpmont, Nicholas Gard and his wife Shirley of Kulpmont, Morris Gard and his wife Linda of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Chester Gard.

Religious Services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mt. Carmel with the Rev. Francis J. Karwacki officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Marion Heights. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Mount Carmel Public Library, 30 South Oak Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.

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Upcoming Events

Visitation

Saturday

6

Jun

9:00 AM 6/6/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/6/2020 11:00:00 AM
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market St.
Mount Carmel, PA 17851

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
40 South Market St. Mount Carmel 17851 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

6

Jun

11:00 AM 6/6/2020 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/6/2020 11:30:00 AM
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market St.
Mount Carmel, PA 17851

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
40 South Market St. Mount Carmel 17851 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery Final Resting Place

5319 State Route 61
Marion Heights, PA 17832

5319 State Route 61 Marion Heights 17832 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Mount Carmel Public Library 30 South Oak Street Mt. Carmel, Pa. 17851

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