Joseph W. Golla – Obituary

Source: Newspaper: Reading Times/Reading Eagle; Publication Date: 1 Mar 2005; Publication Place: Reading, PA.

Joseph W. Golla, 85, Allentown, died Feb. 26 in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, Lehigh County.

His wife, Patricia M. (Orner) Golla, died in 1987.

Born in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Elizabeth (Regulski) Golla.

Golla had been employed as a printer, first by Kutztown Publishing Co., and later Reading Eagle Company, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Allentown.

Golla was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Bronze Star.

He was past commander of American Legion Post 392, Reynoldsville.

Golla was a life member of the Reynoldsville Elks Lodge 519.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen M. (Golla) Antonelli, Hellertown, Northampton County, and Colleen D. (Golla) Sutton, Bethlehem.

Other survivors include a brother, Paul E., Allentown, and a sister, Mary (Golla) Mancuso, Reynoldsville.

There are also two grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Help Church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hanover Township, Lehigh County. O’Donnell Funeral Home Inc., Allentown, is in charge of arrangements.

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