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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Joel Rudolph Caccia, 81, Of Abbott Township, PA.

Joel Rudolph Caccia

Late Wednesday, December 16, 2020, Joel Rudolph Caccia, loving husband and father of two, went to join our spiritual family at the age of 81. 

He is predeceased by his parents Merico Caccia and Delora Jones and his wife Jacqueline Inscho, whom he now lovingly joins in heaven. 

He is survived by his brother Robert and half-brothers, James and Gary; sons Joel R. Caccia and wife Lynn, of Phoenix, AZ and Randall T. Caccia and wife Amy of Johnsonville, N.Y; granddaughters, Emma and Anna Caccia; and step-grandson Cole Beairsto. He was born on February 14, 1939 in Sayre, PA and raised in Elmira, New York. He attended Elmira Free Academy and joined the New York National Guard followed by the US ARMY Reserves in 1955, serving 8 years achieving achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Joel worked for a number of companies and organizations over the years including his father’s Service Station, the Canteen Corporation, Continental Coffee Company, the Elmira Star Gazette, ARC of Schuyler County, and the Elmira City School District. Joel was active in the community as a Little League Coach and Junior Achievement Advisor. 
U.S. Army Reserves Veteran

He enjoyed camping, frequent fishing trips to Canada, exploring the national parks and spending time with friends and family. Joel and Jackie retired in Abbott Township, Potter County, PA. where they were actively involved with the Germania Non-Denominational Church and the Germania Luncheon Club. He enjoyed gardening, walking his dog Teddie, and visiting with friends. Joel entered Bradford Manor Nursing home in 2018 due to Alzheimer's Disease and remained there until his passing due to COVID 19. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in Joel's memory to the Germania Non-Denominational Church or to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. Our family appreciates your prayers and fond memories of our Father, now in heaven.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Donations to Alzheimer's is a better choice, the church does NOT need the donation! Eradicate this horrid disease. This amazing man did not need to go this way.