Joseh A. Prestia, 77, of Spring City, Husband of Sandra Kay (Swon) Prestia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at his residence.
Joe was born in Norristown. He was the son of late Alfonso (Pat) and Lucy (Colucci) Prestia.
Surviving along with his wife is his son Joseph Prestia Jr, husband of Lynn and grandchildren Lucy and Duke Prestia, sister Patricia Nailon wife of the late Francis Nailon, and Michael A. Prestia.
Joe attended Bridgeport High School and graduated with the class of 1963. In 1965, Joe entered the U.S. Navy and fought for his country on the USS Enterprise in the Vietnam War. After serving, Joe attend trade school at night to become a locksmith. He founded Prestia's Lock & Door Service shortly after - Joe successfully served his clients for over five decades before retiring just a few years ago.
Joe and Sandy married on May 17,1969. They have shared a beautiful life together and have been happily married almost 54 years. The love they have for one another and the memories they've shared can never be replaced.
As a member of the Valley Forge Trail Riders, Joe was an avid dirt bike rider who found great joy in getting covered in mud while competing with his buddies at hare scrambles, and enduros both near and far from home.
Joe also had a passion for trap shooting. He was a lifetime member of the PA Trapshooting Association, and a proud member of the West Chester Gun Club. As a Class A Shooter, Joe would often visit other local and state gun clubs to participate in prize shoots. During his three decades of trap shooting, Joe won many trophies and was awarded other memorabilia connected with the hobby.
Funeral services will be held by the Catagnus Funeral Home on Monday, May 8th, 2023 at 11am at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475 with visitation from 9am-11am at the church.