In memory of
Joseph "Joe" Kurlansik
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In memory of
Joseph "Joe" Kurlansik
Joseph 'Joe' Kurlansik Joe Kurlansik passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Greenspring Community Medical Center in Springfield, VA. Joe was born on Feb. 2, 1927, in Easton, PA, the son of David Kurlansik and Helen (Berkowitz) Kurlansik. He is survived by his wife and cruise partner of 67 years, Helen (Engelson) Kurlansik; two daughters, Sheila Blatt of North Wildwood, NJ, and Brenda Kurlansik of Alexandria, VA; two longtime sons-in-law, Garry Blatt and Ed Walker; five grandchildren, Garrett (Mary), Justin (Marcie), Ryan (Leighann), Claire, and Celeste; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Austin, Gracie, Will and Samuel, and many other close relatives and friends too numerous to name. Joe graduated from Easton High School. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Joe resumed studies at Penn State University, and graduated in 1950, with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Joe then practiced electrical engineering in industry for nearly 20 years before opening his Army-Navy Store on Fifth Street Highway in Reading, PA, in 1969. Residents of Reading and the surrounding area will remember Joe's personal, active oversight of his family business, along with his daughter, Sheila and his son-in-law, Garry, supplying clothes, equipment, and accessories at reasonable prices to the area's workers, hunters, fishermen, campers and many others. Joe had a dry sense of humor, which was ever-present even during his waning years that required three-a-week dialysis treatments. An avid collector, he was always on the hunt for a deal, whether at auctions, at flea markets, on ebay or otherwise. Those who knew him well will especially always remember his collection of hundreds of Kenner's Milky cows at his homes in Wyomissing, PA, Alexandria, VA, Lake Worth, FL, and Greenspring, the idea for which came from his daughter Brenda's ownership of just one such cow back in the day. Although there will be no formal funeral or memorial service, the immediate family looks forward to hearing from Joe's relatives and friends if, when, and in whatever way they may wish to touch base. Memorial donations may be made to Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Penn State College of Engineering, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at novacremate.com .
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In memory of
Joseph "Joe" Kurlansik
Joseph 'Joe' Kurlansik Joe Kurlansik passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Greenspring Community Medical Center in Springfield, VA. Joe was born on Feb. 2, 1927, in Easton, PA, the son of David Kurlansik and Helen (Berkowitz) Kurlansik. He is survived by his wife and cruise partner of 67 years, Helen (Engelson) Kurlansik; two daughters, Sheila Blatt of North Wildwood, NJ, and Brenda Kurlansik of Alexandria, VA; two longtime sons-in-law, Garry Blatt and Ed Walker; five grandchildren, Garrett (Mary), Justin (Marcie), Ryan (Leighann), Claire, and Celeste; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Austin, Gracie, Will and Samuel, and many other close relatives and friends too numerous to name. Joe graduated from Easton High School. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Joe resumed studies at Penn State University, and graduated in 1950, with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Joe then practiced electrical engineering in industry for nearly 20 years before opening his Army-Navy Store on Fifth Street Highway in Reading, PA, in 1969. Residents of Reading and the surrounding area will remember Joe's personal, active oversight of his family business, along with his daughter, Sheila and his son-in-law, Garry, supplying clothes, equipment, and accessories at reasonable prices to the area's workers, hunters, fishermen, campers and many others. Joe had a dry sense of humor, which was ever-present even during his waning years that required three-a-week dialysis treatments. An avid collector, he was always on the hunt for a deal, whether at auctions, at flea markets, on ebay or otherwise. Those who knew him well will especially always remember his collection of hundreds of Kenner's Milky cows at his homes in Wyomissing, PA, Alexandria, VA, Lake Worth, FL, and Greenspring, the idea for which came from his daughter Brenda's ownership of just one such cow back in the day. Although there will be no formal funeral or memorial service, the immediate family looks forward to hearing from Joe's relatives and friends if, when, and in whatever way they may wish to touch base. Memorial donations may be made to Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Penn State College of Engineering, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at novacremate.com .
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