Joseph W. Gladen

Obituary for Joseph W. Gladen

June 10, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Joseph W. Gladen 75 of Philadelphia passed away peacefully at home
on June 10, 2022. Beloved husband of 51 years to Martha E. Emery
Gladen. Loving father of Joseph K. Gladen, John E. Gladen, Heather L.
Fitzwater (John). Grandfather of Caitlin, Jaqueline, Anthony, and
Carleigh. Dear brother of Janet Towarnicki (John).

Joe was the former commander of American legion post #120 and an
active member for over 40 years, and a member of Artisan Order of
Mutual Protection (AMOP). He was also a member of the United States
Army. He worked at the Philadelphia Naval ship yard for 30 years as a
rigger. He enjoyed playing the drums and the trumpet in the Artisan
band with his father. He enjoyed cooking and started a catering
business with his son J&J caterers. He enjoyed bowling in the Artisan
league for 40 years with his father, sons and daughter. He spent the rest
of his retirement with his family and grandkids.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph's Life Celebration
Wednesday, June 15,2022 from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM with an 8:00PM
service by AOMP and Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:15
AM at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia
PA 19154. Followed by his Funeral Mass 11:00AM at St. Jerome's
Church, 8100 Colfax St. Philadelphia PA 19136. Interment to be held at a
later date at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Gift of Life, 401 3rd street Philadelphia PA
19123 or at

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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