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Joseph A. Clerico

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 11, 2021 @ 1:04 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

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Joseph A. Clerico, 65, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at a place he loved and enjoyed, the Pocono’s Plateau Church Retreat. He was born in Lancaster, PA and was the son of Vincent A. and Edna B. (Jackson) Clerico, and was the husband of 41 years to Deborah L. Clerico. He is survived by a sister, Mary Josephine Gonzalez, two children; Jessica M. Bear Clerico and Joseph A. Clerico, Jr., two grandchildren; Summer L. Bear and Austen J. Bear, and a great-granddaughter, Zoey L. Peace. He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Vincent Clerico.

He lived at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, graduating in 1974. An electrician by trade, Joseph went on to work for Penn State Containers, KBH Electric, and Vector Security. His hobbies were camping, his family, pig roasts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and church.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1 PM at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St. Lancaster, PA 17602. A viewing will be held from 12 PM until the time of service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park, then a luncheon at New Creation Church, 10 W Farnum St, Lancaster, PA 17603 to follow.

Condolences for the family of “Joseph A. Clerico”

Condolence from Doreen Peters on October 11th, 2021 9:06 pm

Deb and family I’m so sorry to hear about Joe.Beautiful write up.❤Doreen

Condolence from Dena,Kenny Hardcastle on October 12th, 2021 5:31 am

Our thoughts are with the family at this time and joe will be missed. Have been a friend and neighbor for many years and will miss his presents on the porch and all the help he has given to our family. Will always remember the friendship and pig roasts we have shared together.

Condolence from Shirl Stanley on October 12th, 2021 5:44 pm

Deb , Jess and Joey my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family.
There are no words that
can be said that will make you feel better at this time.
Rip Joe.

Condolence from Dawn Safko on October 13th, 2021 7:46 pm

My condolences to all of the Clerico’s. I met Joe through Deb my friend through Girl Scouts. Joe is now comfortable and at peace. Love and prayers Clerico.

Condolence from Connie Divido on October 13th, 2021 8:59 pm

SO so sorry for my long time friend. I am at a loss for words, Deb, but my heart goes out to you and your family ❤

Condolence from Meg Joned on October 13th, 2021 10:48 pm

Love you
Here for you
Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Charlene Metzler on October 14th, 2021 9:37 am

I know how much Joe loved Pocono Plateau. I am thankful for his long time service to New Creation/St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He volunteered many hours to its various activities. Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlene Metzler

Condolence from Pat Yeager on October 14th, 2021 7:28 pm

Mary Jo, We are sending prayers and sympathy to you and your family at this time. Bob and Pat Yeager

Condolence from Kipling Hull on October 15th, 2021 4:33 pm


So sorry to hear about Joe, I’m sure he will be dearly missed by you and your family. Wishing you strength in this time of sadness.


Condolence from Brad Ditzler on October 15th, 2021 8:44 pm

My Condolences, Deb and family,
Joe was a good guy, he was a true craftsman @ his trade
And will be remembered as a friend.

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