570-825-3138 info@natandgawlas.com

Obituaries » Joseph J. Dotzel Sr.

Joseph J. Dotzel Sr.

January 29, 2020

U.S. Veteran


Obituary Viewed 1561 times

Subscribe to updates for Joseph Dotzel Sr.

Please choose your subscription settings below, you can unsubscribe through email at any time.

Email me when someone posts in the guestbook

Email me when an update is made to the obituary

Email me on the anniversary of passing


Joseph J. Dotzel Sr.

January 29, 2020


Joseph J. Dotzel Sr., 89, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.


Joe was born in Wilkes-Barre Township, a son of the late George Sr. and Angela Geffert Dotzel. He was a 1948 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre. Joe was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.


He was self-employed and owned H.A. Smith Painting Co. Joe was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre.


Preceding him in death were his wife, Rita Poris Dotzel in 1984; grandson, Thomas Dotzel Jr.; son-in-law, John Hibdon and brothers, George, Fred, Karl, and Philip Dotzel.


Surviving are his children, Joseph Dotzel Jr. and his wife, Adelle, Montoursville, Joan Hibdon, Wilkes-Barre Township, James Dotzel, Hobbie, and Thomas Dotzel and his wife, Tina, Drums; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Norbert Dotzel, Mountain Top; sisters-in-law, Terry Dotzel, NJ, and Margaret Dotzel, Mountain Top; nieces and nephews.


Joe’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Timber Ridge Health Care Center and Residential Hospice for their kindness and wonderful care.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 AM from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 AM in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Monday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Joe’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.