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Joseph Black I

Joseph W. Black I went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born February, 5, 1937 in Carlisle, PA to the late Nelson S. and Pearl S. (Saphore) Black, he is survived by loving his wife of 63 years, Colleen A. (Clark) Black of Boiling Springs.

Joe was a member of the Carlisle Eagles Aerie 1299, a founding member of the South Penn Enduro Riders, and was in the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow. He retired with 42 years of service from M. H. Dialetric, formerly Peter J. Schweitzer Paper Mill of Mt. Holly Springs.

Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, grilling, gardening, listening to bluegrass and gospel music, as well as traveling to Potter County to spend time in the mountains. In addition to the many dogs and cats he owned as pets over the years, he loved watching bears, raccoons, and really any forest creatures.  His sense of humor and storytelling ability made him a friend to everyone he met.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, all of whom will miss him dearly.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Jo Snyder and husband Tim of Carlisle and son, Joseph W. Black II and wife Deena of Boiling Springs. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Shaun Stambaugh of Carlisle, Rebekah Mitchell of Palmyra, Adrienne Lemasters and husband Zak of Enola and J. Wesley Black III of Boiling Springs; two great grandchildren, Bristol Stambaugh of McConnellsburg and Cooper Mitchell of Palmyra and his brother, Samuel Black and wife Jacky of Carlisle. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Black.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Spiritrust, 1920 Good Hope Rd., Enola, PA 17205.

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When I think of Joe I can hear his laugh, it makes you smile. He was a nice man. Colleen ,Nancy, Joey and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barb and Dick Mixell, Mel and Margaret Fry May 1 2020 12:00 AM

Shaun, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Corrine Myers Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Colleen, so sorry to hear of Joe's passing.   Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Sandy and Ernie Hepfer Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

My most sincere condolences to Colleen and family.  Please know that I will be praying that the memories of Joe will bring joy to your thoughts of him. ~Audrey Trussell

Audrey Trussell Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Cousin Joe was very special to our family and we are grateful that he came to important celebrations. I especially was intrigued by his bear videos from his cabin. My prayers of comfort to all affected by his passing. He lived a full life and has earned his Eternal Reward.

Becky Snyder DiRosa Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Joe,It was an honor and privilege to have been able to care for and get to know Joe. He made many friends here and brought great joy to our lives here at Spiritrust Lutheran LIFE. He is and will be very missed. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Stone, MSW, LSW Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies. Sending thoughts and prayers for the whole family.John, Missy, Kenny & Sarah Black

John, Missy, Kenny & Sarah Black Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM