Joseph "Joe" Elwood Earlywine, Jr.

May 11, 1951 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 70)


Joseph “Joe” Elwood Earlywine, Jr., 70, of Mooresville passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Washington, PA on May 11, 1951, he was the son of the late Ruth Elizabeth Wise and Joseph Elwood Earlywine, Sr.

Joseph was a 1970 graduate of Trinity High School in Washington, PA. He worked as a diesel mechanic and reitred from Allied Waste. He loved his kids, grandchildren, and family. Joseph loved watching wrestling and enjoyed Christmas movies. He loved his dog “Star” and enjoyed tinkering out in the shop and working on cars. He never met a stranger and you always became family to him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Earlywine; son, Matthew Earlywine; brother, Edward Earlywine; stepdaughter, Bernadette Bonato.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Joseph Elwood Earlywine, III; daughters, Stacey Earlywine and Erin Earlywine; sisters, Judith Onekea (Bob) of Pearl City, HI, Janet Hall of PA, Helen Archambeau of Syracuse, NY, and Cathy Davies (Jess) of PA; stepdaughter, April Gillespie (Todd); nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many other “adopted” family members.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Memorial Service at a later date

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