Joseph E. Shibilski

Service Scheduled for: Saturday, May. 22 11:00 AM
Died: Feb. 27, 2021
Joseph Edward Shibilski, age 81, passed away on February 27, 2021. He was born on May 17, 1939, in Nanticoke, PA and was the son of Thomas and Catherine (Puzio) Shibilski. Joe attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and was a graduate of Nanticoke High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. His previous employers include General Electric in King of Prussia, PA and Waste Management Inc. in Pottstown, PA. He recently had been working as a courier. Joe was preceded in death by sisters Irene Ruth, Bernadine Cravitz, and Lorraine Johns; brothers Edward, Leonard and Richard; and stepson Peter Becker. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Marianne; his stepson Joseph Becker; grandchildren Lucas and Ayla Becker; and several nieces and nephews.

Joe had a heart of gold, was a devout Catholic, and was very proud of his Polish Heritage and traditions. His true passion was fishing, and Captain Joe ran fishing excursions on Lake Ontario with his boat Noah's Ark, along with the help of his First Mate Larry Ruth. He was a fan of Elvis Presley and held many Elvis Tribute Artist shows, donating proceeds to various charities. In the spring and summer, he loved working in his garden and was especially proud of the 100+ zinnias he would plant and nurture. In December each year Joe enjoyed dressing up in his Santa Claus suit at Christmas time to visit his grandchildren on Christmas Eve, as well as to entertain other children at various Christmas parties and events.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 22 at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Friends and family will be received from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., with the Funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Nanticoke, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Teresa of Calcutta School, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Please indicate that the donation is in memory of Joe Shibilski for COVID-19 supplies for the school.

Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA.

Eulogy for a Husband
One or the other must leave, one or the other must stay;
one or the other must grieve, that is forever the way.
That is the vow that was sworn, faithful 'til death do us part.
Braving what has to be borne, widening the ache in the heart.
One how so ever adored, first must be summoned away.
That is the will of the Lord - one or the other must stay!
- Author Unknown