Joseph E. 'Pepper' Petrachonis, 76, of Ringtown, passed away Friday, July 16th, 2017 after a brief illness.
Joseph was born in Ringtown, on June 28, 1945, a son of the late Betty (Shoup) and Joseph A. Petrachonis.
After high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and saw active duty with the V-Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division .
Pepper was retired, having been employed as a transmission lineman for PP&L. He was an avid hunter and shooter, belonging to the Shenandoah Fish and Game Club and a lifelong member of the Ringtown Valley Hunting Club of Cedar Run.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringtown,was also a member and past master of the former Lodge 511, F&AM, and member of the former Frackville Lodge 737, F&AM.
Joe is survived by his brother, Walter Petrachonis of Nescopeck, and by nieces and nephews, cousins, and an uncle, Walter "Whimp" Shoup.
A Funeral Service will be held at the 11 AM on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, with Pastor Jay Serafin officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects Wednesday morning from 9-11 AM prior to the service.
Joe will be laid to rest with Military Honors at St. John's Cemetery in Ringtown, following the service.
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