Joseph F. Radford, 86, of Gilbertville, husband of Carole J. (Fillman) Radford, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Wanamie, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Bartuska) Raduta.

Joseph was a US Army veteran stationed at Ft. Knox where he worked in the Xray department. He retired from DANA Corporation after 37 years. Joe found his love of photography while in the Army and went on to own and operate Joe Radford Photography until retirement. Joe loved to fish, especially in Canada where he made several trips each year. He was also known for building custom fishing rods and walking cane. Joe will be missed by his family of friends.

Surviving with his wife of almost 30 years are his daughters Sharon Desper, Elizabeth Polinski, wife of Justin, and Cathryn Loveland; son Frank Radford; grandchildren Carol and Daniel Desper; and stepchildren David Kelsch Jr., and Christine Kelsch. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his brother Frank Raduta, William Raduta, and Leonard Raduta; and sisters Margaret O’Neil and Josephine Raduta.

Services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the charity of ones choosing.

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