St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Monday November 13th, 2017
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Joseph D. Law, 94, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at VibraLife. He was born May 30, 1923 in Philadelphia to the late George Jackson and Mary Leona Dyson Law and was the widower of Hilda Jean Law, who passed away April 10, 2014
Joe retired from the Atlantic Richfield Co. as a real estate salesman. After retirement, he worked part time for sixteen years at the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs. His memberships included: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, life member of the Mechanicsburg Club, and the VFW #5020, Osceola Mills, PA. An avid Penn State football fan, Joe held season tickets and spent many fall days at Beaver Stadium. He served as a Corporal in the US Army Air Corps and was a veteran of WW II.
He is survived by his daughter, Tyra E. and husband, Michael Harpster of Manassas, VA; sons, Joseph D. Law II and wife, Patrice of Mechanicsburg, Benjamin M. Law and wife, Kathleen of Columbia, and J. Daniel Law and wife, Katrina of Camp Hill. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Rebecca Stahl, Elizabeth Harpster, Nicole (Doug) Philipkosky, and Stacey, Nathan, Aaron, Adam, Trey and Morgan Law. Great-grandchildren include Bryce and Gavin Harpster, Andrew and Kathryn Stahl, and Nora, Nina and Dean Philipkosky. Joe was preceded in death by his siblings, Jane Lawler, George Jackson Jr., David V., and Milton B. Law.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM in his church, at 8 East Keller St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 with Rev. Cannon Robert Alan Schiesler, PhD. officiating. Private inurnment will be in the church columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8 East Keller St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110. T he Hollinger’s would like to thank Joe for his service to our country and for the many years of faithful dedication he provided to the families we serve. Online condolences may be made to www.hollingerfuneralhome.com
May it be of some comfort to the family to know that your father is now with OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. Your Dad and Mom were always such a joy to be with. Hold the happy memories in your hearts forever. My condolences---Ron
Ron Griffith Nov 12 2017 12:00 AM
Gene always look to Joe as a mentor, and he was a great friend to both of us. My deepest sympathy to a lovely family. Dorothy Hollinger
Dorothy Hollinger Nov 10 2017 12:00 AM
To all the members of the Law family. Our deepest, sincere sympathy. There is so much I remember of Joe. Joe had a tremendous amount of character and I had a very high level of respect for him. I learned things about life from Joe, just watching and listening to him. He was a strong family man and he will be greatly missed. Wade & Nancy
Wade & Nancy Heddy Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM
To the Law family. My deepest sympathy's are with you. Joe was a good man. He will be missed a lot by all of his friends especially at the m-burg club. I remember asking joe why he didn't sit at the bar " he said I like standing and it is good for my circulation". He was a funny man and well liked. He always like the tomatoes I use to give him. I always called him Mr. Joe out of respect for all he has done in his life. He will be missed. Sincerely, Mike Sacoman
Mike Sacoman Nov 8 2017 12:00 AM