Joseph Korbely

January 30, 1918 - April 4, 2015

Joseph Korbely, 97 of Washington died Saturday-April 4, 2015 at the Washington Hospital after a brief illness. He was born January 30, 1918 in Beadling the son of Anthony & Julia Schalla Korbely. Mr. Korbely was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was employed for many years at Lincoln Hill Mine. He later lived in Michigan where he was employed at Chrysler and also at McCausey Lumber Company as a cabinet maker from where he retired. He enjoyed fishing and landscaping. Mr. Korbely was a member of the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge and in combat in Rhineland. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Award, the American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. On November 17, 1947 he married Elizabeth Zukoff who died August 26, 1994. Surviving are two nieces; Eleanor (James ) Boyles of Washington & Pat Boulis of Michigan, a nephew; William (Helen) Schlaupitz of Houston along with several great nieces & nephews. Mr. Korbely was preceded in death by four brothers; Anthony, Paul, William & John Korbely, a sister; Julia Schlaupitz. Friends will be received on Tuesday-April 7, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday-April 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 and the United States Army. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 119 West Chestnut St. Washington Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at