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Joseph F. Soravia

August 29, 1927 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 92)

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Joseph Soravia, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday January 6, 2020. He was survived by his nieces Jean Moore and Anna (Moore) Tripler, and Anna’s 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Anselmo Soravia and Ann (Sponga) Soravia, as well as his siblings Alfred Soravia, Bart Soravia, Victor Soravia and Catherine (Soravia) Moore.

Army SFC Joseph Francis Soravia went to be with his Lord on Monday, January 6, 2020. He died at age 92. He was born on August 29, 1927 in Upper Darby, Pa and attended high school at Lansdowne Public School.

Joseph entered the U.S. Army when WWII ended in 1946 into 1947, and again served in the Korean War from 1952-1956 as part of the Army band playing his favorite instrument, the drums, for the troops. After returning from the Army in 1956, Joseph continued to pursue his passion for drumming with various big bands. He was a member of The Ambassadors and played regularly at the Inn of the Four Falls in the 1970’s.

Calling hours will be Friday January 10th at 10:00 am at the Knoetgen-Donohue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Ave. Morton, Pa 19070 followed by a 12:00 pm Christian Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery 626 Baily Rd. Yeadon, Pa 19050.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. or Alzheimers Association

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American Legion Service
January 9, 2020

4:00 PM

January 10, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Knoetgen-Donohue Funeral Home
746 Kedron Avenue
Morton, PA 19070

Mass of Christian Burial
January 10, 2020

12:00 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
626 Baily Road
Yeadon, PA 19050


Alzheimer's Association
399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia PA 19106

Korean War Veterans Association-Philadelphia Chapter
2934 S. Sydenham Street, Philadelphia PA 19145-4923
Tel: 1-215-465-9399


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