Muretic, Sr.

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Joseph Muretic, Sr.

Joseph M. Muretic, Sr., 95, of Steelton, died Friday, September 18, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, fighting under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the former St. James Roman Catholic Church, Steelton, where he served as Chairman of the Easter Egg Sale, and a member of Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish; a life member of VFW Post 710, where he had served as a bartender, Commander and Banquet Manager retiring in 2005. He helped to sponsor a scholarship fund for students at Steelton-Highspire High School and was very instrumental in helping to raise funds for the Steelton Ambulance Committee. He was also a member of American Legion Post 420, St. Lawrence Lodge No. 13 Croatian Fraternal Union, and the United Steelworkers of America Local 1688. Joe was the son of the late Josip and Anna Pavusek Muretic and is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Mary Ann Marinak Muretic; four sons, Joseph M. Muretic, Jr. and his wife Carol of Steelton, Thomas E. Muretic and his wife, Marilyn of Lewisberry, David B. Muretic and his wife, Betsy of Yardley, and Douglas S. Muretic of San Mateo, CA; two daughters, Barbara Ann (Bonnie) Kelly of Harrisburg and Deborah A. Elias and her husband, Tim of Harrisburg; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Patricia Jean Muretic. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12 Noon in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church with Very Rev. David L. Danneker, his Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Friday from 10:30 am until 11:30 am in Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 357 SOUTH HARRISBURG ST., OBERLIN. RecitatIon of the rosary on Thursday at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, 815 S. Second St., Steelton, PA 17113. Current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for the Commonwealth of PA will be enforced.