Joseph P Sosinavage, Jr was born in Minersville, Pa to Jennie and Joe Sosinavage on Friday November 13, 1939.  As a young child he had polio and fully recovered. He joined the Navy at 17 and after service worked for Septa for 35 years.  He is survived by his wife Carole, his children Joe, Kevin, Damon, Rachel, and Jacob. He had 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  He died in his home with his family on Saturday April 25, 2020.

 He loved God and cooking, tennis and crosswords.  He was an avid reader and loved the written word, from Vonnegut to The Communist Manifesto, biographies and anything religious.  From a young age he enjoyed any and all theosophical and philosophical discussions.  His family was everything to him.  He was a provider till his last days and always had a couple dollars for the poor.  He was very much his own person and never let others opinions sway his own.  And he had an opinion on most everything.  He is remembered most for his kindness and hospitality, unconditional love and forgiveness.  You always felt comfortable and welcome in his presence.  There was a warmth to his smile and you could always feel the love in his embrace.  He was a friend, husband, father, Pop, uncle and brother, and is loved so much by those he left behind.
 He is remembered fondly by his friends and family for all he had done in this life.  He had a great attitude and sense of humor, and his laughter would light up a room.  In the end he did not want a funeral.  He wanted a party.  He did not want us to mourn his loss but rather celebrate his life. 
 Due to the current state of the world we are putting off his celebration until it is safe to give all friends and family a chance to join in remembering him.  
We will update with details of Joseph's Celebration has been scheduled.
Fertig Funeral Home

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