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Joseph A. Jordan, Sr.
Died: Jan 20, 2021
Joseph A. Jordan, Sr.
 Joseph A. Jordan, Sr., 79, of Cresswell Gardens, Ashland, a member of the former Jordan Brothers band, passed away due to complications of Covid-19, Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Angelo F. and Adele (Aleknavage) Jordan.  He was a graduate of the former Frackville High School, class of 1958.

Joseph achieved musical notoriety in the Rock and Roll scene alongside his fellow Jordan Brothers, Frank, Bob and Lew Jordan.

 A devoutly religious man, Joseph was a lifelong member of Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville, and served as a Eucharistic Minster; active with many social clubs,  he was a member of the Rev. James A. Hogan, Knights of Columbus Council 2580; American Legion Post #398 and South-End Field and Stream, all of Frackville; he was also a member of the Broad Mountain Archery Club; Blind Veterans Association; Smoke and Ash Hunting Club, Tioga County and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

 He was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a Medical Corpsman; he was an active Army Reserve from 1963 until 1969.

 Joe enjoyed music, hunting, gardening, fishing, making wine and cooking.  He was fortunate to show off his talents for 10 years with the band, “Another Side.” While Joe acquired many unique passions throughout his lifetime, his greatest devotion was always to his family.

In addition to his mother and father he was preceded in death by his brother; Robert J. Jordan.

Joseph spent 50 loving years married to his wife, Becky Jordan. A dedicated and supportive husband, Joe and Becky raised 4 children together: Angelo Jordan husband of Maureen, Hazleton; Joseph Jordan, Jr. husband of Shannon, Ashland; Vicki wife of Eric Vinskie, Frackville and Gina Jordan, Frackville. brothers; Frank and Lew Jordan; a sister; Kathleen Verano; Along with his four children, Joseph was blessed with 15 loving grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Between hosting family dinners, quad rides, fishing excursions and countless other family-oriented adventures, Joseph prided his roles as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and God father. 

Ever by his side, Joseph’s family remained supportive and loving as he prepared to transition on from this world and into God’s loving embrace. His wisdom, strength of character, and genuine heart will be forever cherished by his surviving family, friends and fans.

In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph’s name can be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville, or Knights of Columbus Council 2580, 49 N. Line St., Frackville, PA  17931

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for immediate family.   Due to the Covid-19 pandemic; the safety of family and friends is most important to us at this time.  We greatly appreciate all the outpouring of prayers and support from everyone.  Wear your mask and be safe.   A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. 

Comments:
Charles L Thomas
#1
January 23rd, 2021 7:08 pm
We are so sorry. our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you. God Bless. Carol and Charles Thomas
Diane M. Berkheiser
#2
January 24th, 2021 8:26 am
Prayers, Hugs and LOVE to Becky and the whole family ~ May all your memories sustain you & may GOD Bless... Most sincerely, Diane and Dennis Berkheiser
Joe and JoAnn Dower
#3
January 24th, 2021 8:39 am
Becky and Family, No words can express the loss of such a wonderful person. Know that our deepest sympathy and prayer are with all of you. We know that Joes legacy will remain in all of our hearts ❤️ FOREVER🙏 Love to all of you, Joe And JoAnn
Brenda Stauffer-Jones
#4
January 24th, 2021 12:19 pm
Becky and Family: There are no words to heal your heartache. Please know that you all are in our prayers. Joe will remain forever in our hearts.
Charles Brennan
#5
January 24th, 2021 1:22 pm
Iam sorry to hear of Joes passing,i have many fond memories of the Jordan Brothers while growing up in Frackville, and my older brother Francie Muldowney was good friends with Lewie.My thoughts and prayers are with the Jordan Family.God Bless.
Linda Sabol
#6
January 24th, 2021 4:38 pm
So sorry for your loss..My prayers and thoughts are with you.
James Ditchey
#7
January 24th, 2021 7:26 pm
Joe Jr. and Family, the Silver Fox will be deeply missed at Smoke-N-Ash Camp! We all know he is
James Ditchey
#8
January 24th, 2021 7:29 pm
Joe Jr. and Family, the Silver Fox will be deeply missed at Smoke-N-Ash Camp! We all know he is
Raymond J. Benash
#9
January 26th, 2021 8:48 am
Becky Jordan and Family - I was lucky to have spent a few hours in conversation with you and Joe back in March. My heart goes out to you and your family. Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting Joe and different occasions and even in the house on Frack Street when visiting during the summers just down the street when I was just a boy. All of the brothers were so friendly and welcoming. The house was always full of music. Joe was always so soft spoken, kind and just a cool guy. I'll miss him. I'm so pleased that I had that personal time with you and him just last year.
Tammy Smith Freiler
#10
January 26th, 2021 9:03 am
To the Jordans...There are many tearful eyes among the Willow Lake family, friends and patrons in remembering Joe and his kind soul. So many people have been graced with wonderful, nostalgic memories that are deeply cherished throughout their lives by Joe's talent and life well-lived. Listening to Heart ...The Jordan Brothers...indeed Today's Yesterdays. We hold you safe in our hearts and wish you peace.
Michael W. Daubert
#11
January 27th, 2021 1:43 pm
Prayers for you and your family Becky
Becky n Bernie Kawa. Nevertts
#12
January 27th, 2021 4:57 pm
Sorry for you loss. Joe was a very old n dear friend from back in high school days.
ANNE K EVANS
#13
January 29th, 2021 9:34 am
my sincere sympathy on the death of your husband and family May he rest in peace . God Bless you all. His life time accomplishments will live long after these days Your neighbor Anne Evans
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