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Obituary for Joseph M. Chiarolanza

Joseph Michael Chiarolanza, 64, of Red Hill, passed away August 24, 2019. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn (Beighley) Chiarolanza. He served his country honorably in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. They were married 26 years last December. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Joseph Emmanuel and Kathryn Ann (Cobb) Chiarolanza. Joe was a traffic engineer for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for over 20 years before becoming ill.

Surviving with his wife, are children: Michele, wife of Joseph Fitzpatrick, of Cherry Hill, NJ; Jessica Medd, of North Wales; Jacqueline Medd, of Hatfield; and Michael Howard, of Elwyn, PA; siblings: Glenn Chiarolanza, and his wife, LeeAnn, of Idaho; and Marialisa Valera, of Jenkintown; grandchildren: Joseph IV, Evan, and Aiden Fitzpatrick; and nieces and nephews: Kellie, Brandi, Stefanee, Scott, Glenn, Benjamin, Steven, Tyler Marie, and Nicholas. He was predeceased by his brother George.

A Memorial Service will be at 11 AM on Friday, August 30th at the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main Street, Pennsburg, followed by military services. Friends may greet the family from 10-11 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. To offer on-line donations, please visit his “Book of Memories” at