Joseph Nesley

Obituary of Joseph Nesley

Joseph R. Nesley, 83 of Pottstown, died November 1st in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was the husband of Fern J. (Silknitter) Nesley. Born in Pottstown, PA., he was the son of the late Reed and Elizabeth (Bickel) Nesley. Mr. Nesley was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Pottstown. He was a World War II Veteran of the US Army. Mr. Nesley was the owner and operator of Nesley Equipment of Pottstown from 1966 until recent when he partially retired. He is pre deceased in death by two brothers, William and Richard. Surviving in addition to his wife are six daughters, Patricia wife of Robert Mowrer, Gilbertsville, PA, Linda Kulp, East Coventry Twp, Barbara wife of Arthur Willard, Glenmoore, PA, Debra F. Ofsharick, Exeter Twp, Joanne M. wife of Blair Beard, Gilbertsville, PA., Constance Nesley, at home; one brother, Charles Nesley, Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Elizabeth Reich, South Coventry, Mary Ellen Moore, South Coventry Twp. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 am in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Hanover Street, Pottstown. Relatives and friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 pm in Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N Charlotte St., Pottstown, and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Als New Cemetery, Pottstown. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Special Olympics State Office, 2570 Blvd of the Generals #124, Eagleville, PA. 19403. Online condolences may be made to the family at