Obituaries: Joseph Edward Falker

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Joseph Edward Falker

Joseph Edward Falker, age 76 of Milton, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, DE. He was born on August 10, 1944 in Queens, NY, son of the late Joseph E. and Dorothy (Maurer) Falker.

Mr. Falker formerly of Downingtown, PA, moved to Milton, DE two years ago. He grew up in the St. Margaret’s Parish in Middle Village, NY. Mr. Falker honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Camp Halloway, Pleiku. He embarked on a lifelong career with Westinghouse, AT&T, and Verizon, retiring after 47 years as a systems engineering instructor. Mr. Falker was a member of the VFW Post 845 and a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Downingtown, PA. He enjoyed woodworking and could always be found building and doing carpentry work. Mr. Falker was also an avid cook. He truly loved his grandkids; they were the apples of his eyes.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Falker was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Falker. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, JoAnn (Pomara) Falker of Milton, DE: his sons: Richard Falker of Milton, DE, Stephen Falker and his wife Kara McClatchy of Pottstown, PA, and Andrew Falker and his wife Marissa of Ambler, PA; his brother, Raymond Falker and his wife Jackie of Ellicott City, MD; his grandchildren: Chelsea Jameson, Nate Jameson, Ania Jameson, Greyson Falker, and Ellie Falker.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no in-person services.

A memorial service via live streaming will be held on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 at 4:00 PM. All are welcome to join the stream by visiting the following link:

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mr. Falker’s memory to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or the Disabled American Veterans, DAV National Service Office, 5000 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Please visit Mr. Falker’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at

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