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Joseph A. Card

January 22, 1926 — June 27, 2023

Joseph A. Card

Joseph A. Card, a vibrant soul who called Mt. Laurel home and previously resided in Maple Shade for 65 years, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at the age of 97. Born on January 22, 1926, in the picturesque town of Millbrook, New York, Joe's life journey was adorned with remarkable experiences.
Enlisting in the US Navy at the age of 17 during World War II, Joe proudly served his country. Following his military service, he attended LaSalle University and graduated with a degree in French Literature. He worked for US Lines, then as the Manager of Computer Operations at Philadelphia United Life Insurance Company. Joe's heart overflowed with spirituality, kindness, and love, which he generously shared with others. From his early days as an altar boy in Millbrook, he ascended to the esteemed role of Deacon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, where he faithfully served for twenty-five years. Deacon Joe was also a member of the Knights of Columbus-OLPH Council #5714. Beyond his spiritual endeavors, Deacon Joe embraced a plethora of hobbies. An insatiable reader, he immersed himself in literature and spirituality. He had a passion for languages, his voice graced the operatic stage in college, and in later years taught himself the cello. He was a golfer, and an ardent baseball fan. He had an adventurous spirit which often led him to Ocean City, a cherished destination that held a special place in his heart. Deacon Joe leaves behind a legacy of love, service, and boundless curiosity—a testament to a life lived fully and with dedication to faith. In our hearts, his memory will forever thrive.
 
Beloved husband of the late Gilda Card who passed away in 2007, loving and devoted father of the late Nancy Keys (partner Jim Suleski), Elizabeth Card, Rosemary Bucherer, Michael Card and Joseph Card, cherished grandfather of Alexandra (Justin), Miranda (Greg), Andrew (Tina), Kailah, and Cole, proud and loving great grandfather of Sabrina, Jackson, Tallulah, Liam, Nolan and Haven.
 

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and a visitation with his family on Saturday July 1st 10-11 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 236 East Main Street, Maple Shade. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the viewing at 11 am. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill.
Donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation @kidney.org

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

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