Joseph Howard Hoch Jr., age 59, of Philadelphia, PA and St. Petersburg, FL passed away unexpectedly in Philadelphia on November 30, 2021. Visitation with the family will be at St Joachim Catholic Church on December 10, 2021 at 11:00am. Funeral mass celebrating his life will follow at 12:00 pm. Masks are required to be worn inside the church at all times. Interment private.
Joe was born at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia on December 19, 1961 to Mae Ruth Hoch and Joseph Howard Hoch, Sr., the fourth of eight children. He went to school at St Joachim Grade School (class of 1976) and North Catholic High School (class of 1980). Joe graduated out of Rolling Hill Hospital's Radiology Tech program and was an x-ray technician for more than 30 years. He worked at Northeastern Hospital in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.
An avid fan of all things Star Trek, fishing, history, the Philadelphia Phillies, and especially his Philadelphia Eagles, Joe could also out play you in any trivia game!
Joe is preceded in death by his grandparents, by his father, Joseph H. Hoch, Sr., and by his nephew, Bryan Hoch.
Joe is survived by his mother, Mae Ruth Hoch, and his siblings, Stephen C. Hoch (Susan), Michael G. Hoch (Rochelle), Beth Anne Nice. (Robert), Reggie Stevenson (Jim), Mary M. Moreton, Joan Hoch Kinniry (Paul), and Susanne G.Bentley (Matthew). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Christopher, Jennifer, Joann, Michael, Jessica, Larissa, Michelle, Andrew, Harrison, and Daniel as well as his 7 great nieces and nephews and 1 great great niece.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Joe with donations in his memory to the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Diabetes Association at: diabetes.org