Joseph Lawrence Stumpf, Jr., 88, Hastings, passed away Friday at Golden LivingCenter-HAIDA after a bout with colon cancer. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Joseph Lawrence and Florence Regina (Gaynor) Stumpf Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean (Bowery) Stumpf; daughters: Janet McCully and Cynthia Jeanne Hurst; sons: James, Robert and Michael Stumpf; grandchildren: Robert McCully, James McCully, Stephanie Dumm, Tiffany Stumpf, Joseph Lawrence Stumpf IV, Dayas Sylvis, Brandi Stauffer, John Westrick, Patric Stumpf, David Phillips, Nicholas Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Timothy Phillips and Amanda Hurst; great-grandchildren: Alyssa Morgen McCully, Amber Lee Westrick, Dakota Harley Stauffer, Alexander Sylvis, Katrina Sable, children of Joseph Stumpf IV, and Anthony and Jaeda Hurst; his sister, Joan Shrenkle; his brother, Henry Stumpf; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Kay, and a son, Joseph L. Stumpf III; sisters: Catherine, Alice Bernadine, Mary Nagle, Virginia Ross and Margaret Coppick; and brothers: Bernard, John, Ken and Terrance.
Joe served with the U.S. Army as a military policeman and marksman during WWII while stationed in Werzburg, Germany. He worked for Robison Clay in Clearfield for more than 15 years until the plant closed, then had several other job experiences before eventually becoming a boiler fireman for Westover Leather, where he worked for 20 years until it went out of business. He never missed a day's work at either operation.
He loved his wife, his kids, reading, the old country music singers and mowing the grass. Joe was fortunate to have his health until recently. He lived a good, long, enjoyable life. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1004 N. Fifth Ave. Patton, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, by the Rev. Thaddeus E. Rettger, OSB, officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Hastings. Full military rites will be accorded by Hastings VFW.