Joseph F. Pechie, 97, of Luray, Va.

LURAY, Va. — Joseph Frank “Joe” Pechie, 87, of Luray, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

He was born on May 6, 1935, in Burlington, Vt., and was a son of the late Adolph T. Pechie and Annabelle Thatcher Pechie.

Joe was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray.

On Oct. 5, 1956, he married Nancy Perna Pechie, who survives him. Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Mary Apgar of Bristol, Vt., Brigette Allen and husband Jim of Luray, Marilyn Pechie of Port Richey, Fla., and Jackie Johnson and husband Tom of Brandon, Vt.; three sons, Joey Pechie and wife Carla of New Market, Va., Ted Pechie and wife Dara of The Plains, Va., and Carmine Pechie and wife Erin of Warrenton, Va.; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ted Pechie and Bob Pechie.

Our father, Poppy, and husband Joe was a funny, loving man who was a “Jack of all trades.” He loved woodworking, NASCAR, and most of all his children, grandchildren and wife Nancy of 66 years.

To sum up our father would be impossible, because he was a man that loved life and tried to do it all his own way. We will miss him dearly.

Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray by Father Edwin Perez.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. ◊

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