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JOSEPH P. "BIG JOE", suddenly on Dec. 16, 2012 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of the late Bernadette (nee Henes). Devoted father of Jennifer, Jeanine (Matt) Brierley and the late Joseph and Jeffrey. Loving Pop of Lauren and fiance Kevin Carroll, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Ashley and Allyssa. Dear brother of James (Sheila) Loftus and Dorothy (Bob) Musser. Survived by his daughter-in-law Sharon Mellor and many nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends and members of I.L.A.T.A. Clerks and Checkers Local 1242, of which he was a member for over 45 years, are invited to call Friday 9 to 10:45 A.M. at Holy Innocent's Church, 1337 E. Hunting Park Ave. (at L St.), Phila., PA 19124. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

My prayers to Jennifer and Jeanine. Your Dad will get to spend this Christmas with the rest of your family.


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Boys, I am pretty sure that the comments you made are not what Carolan had in mind.LOL. Miss visiting everybody, just walking from one house to the next and visiting. We are creating new traditions for our children, but they will never truly understand what it was like to grow up the way we did. Sure do miss the good old days. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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I still have some decorations my grandparents bought at Herman Klein's Hardware on Hunting Park Avenue in 1960. The lighted candles still work.

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I remember stopping by the Kane's house every Christmas Eve with a nice Christmas plant from Carrol's. My second family!!! Hope all is going well with you guys...

Added: December 18, 2012
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THANKS JEFF. AFTER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND COUNTLESS HOURS OF THERAPY, NOW I HAVE THAT MEMORY BACK IN MY HEAD.

Added: December 18, 2012
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I remember my sister Kathy getting falling down drunk every year!

Added: December 18, 2012
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Thanks a lot everyone! Keep em coming :)

Added: December 17, 2012
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Christmas Caroling which their are some pictures posted as we wheeled around a keg on a wagon...

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For Starters, Christmas Eve...we would decorate the tree and my parents would buy us new pajamas, me and my brothers would get NFL teams, my sisters got girly jammys; then off to bed, during the nite my brothers and i would sneak out of the bedroom to see if Santa left the toys, and i was the one they held by my ankles down the steps to see more into the livingroom if we made out good, Waking up my Father would line us up by age to come down the steps with the Brightest Light and a 8mm camara, recording as we came down. {it was blinding at 6am}. then of course it was great. Then going on the street with all your buddys and sharing what you got, Christmas was usually Hockey season so remember getting rooler skates with metal wheels and the black hockeypucks {hard as a diamond} getting hit with will show you a new kind of pain, my mother would make the goalies pads with the cushions from the couch and sow old wrangler jeans around them, and the ties to hold them on were made in a factory in Kenso..from my grandmother...more stories to come,.P.S. i was also the kid they held buy the ankles to go down the sewer to get our pimpleballs...LOL.. merry christmas cool.

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How about sleding at the golf course; or way back when the street lamps were lit by the lamp lighter at dusk, (late 50's early 60's)or hanging out at the local drug store at M & Luzerne or M & Hunting Park. Trips to the Penn Fruit especially at Christmas when my Father and I would take my Radio Flyer wagon to get the Christmas tree. May procession at Holy Inn, Father Lynch!!
It goes on and on; could definately write a book.


Added: December 17, 2012
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