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Joseph Halchin

February 1, 1917 — April 1, 2016

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Joseph Halchin, 99, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Mt. Vernon Personal Care home in Elizabeth.
Mr. Halchin was born February 1, 1917 in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Nicholas and Rosalia (Swadlo) Halchin.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marie C. Halchin July 4, 2010.
Mr. Halchin was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He was a teacher at the Punxsutawney Area High School for 38 years where he taught physics. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Edinboro in 1939, Masters Degree in Education in 1949 from the University of Pittsburgh and Masters in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in1964. He was very talented in woodworking and enjoyed giving his creations to family, friends and church. He was a dedicated teacher as well as a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by one son; David Halchin and wife Michelle of Summerfield, NC., three daughters; Jane Halchin and Jim Voytas of Burton, OH., Linda Chomas and husband Louis of Greenock, Bonnie Halchin-Smith and husband Pat Smith of Columbus, OH., seven grandchildren; Louis Chomas and wife Ann Marie McKenzie, Gretchen Chomas, Jake Chomas, Stephanie Halchin, Nick Halchin, Emma Halchin and Callie Halchin. Three brothers; Frank Halchin and wife Carol of Des Plaines, IL., Henry Halchin of Cleveland, OH., William Halchin of Texas and one sister; Kathryn Brown of Seattle, WA.
In addition to his wife Marie, he was preceded in death by a daughter; Sue Ann Halchin, one sister; Virginia Witterman and two brothers; John and Matthew Halchin.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Dyson officiating.
Private interment will follow in North Point Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Sue Ann Halchin Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Development Office, Old Main
Room 106, New Wilmington, PA. 16142.
Online condolences may be made at

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