Joel Laske

  • Died: May 5, 2022
  • Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family


Joel Laske, 90, of New Hope, passed away peacefully on 5 May 2022.
Joel was born on 28 March 1932 to Max and Jeannette (nee Shleman) Laske in Bronx, New York. Joel served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and earned several medals.
After serving in the Navy, he started his career in the textile industry where he worked for 50 years. He then went on to work for the United States Post Office for 8 years before retiring.
Joel met his beloved wife Etta at Quaker Lace, where they fell in love and enjoyed 35 years together. Joel is survived by five stepchildren; Karen (Mike) McGinn, John Havrilla Jr, Jennifer (Chris) Wise, Anthony (Sue) Havrilla and Michele (James) McLaughlin; and by eight grandchildren: Michael and Emily McGinn, Zachary and Megan Wise, Taylor and Madison Havrilla, as well as Patrick and Connor McLaughlin. Joel was predeceased by his parents Max and Jeannette, his brother Albert, his sister Dorothy, and his son Joel.
Joel retired in 1997 and spent his time enjoying life with his wife and his beloved dog Maxie and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed tennis, golf, bowling and hanging out with friends. He was regularly active in the Veterans Group at Buckingham Springs and was also part of the Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2015 where he was honored for his service in the Korean War.
Joel will be remembered for his teasing jokes, his wildly entertaining personality, his unfailing work ethic, his generous smile and his unwavering love for his family. His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his adoring and longtime wife Etta and family.
Service for family and close friends will be at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, an organization the family strongly support.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Joel was a special person. Always ready with words to make you laugh. So sorry for your loss Etta. We now can cherish all the memories.

Posted by Linda and Gordon Katz - Canyon Country, CA - Family   May 06, 2022

So sorry to hear of this....my condolences to you Etta and all your family. I will always remember my Uncle Joel as funny...

Posted by Denise Laske Zhivanaj - Brooklyn, NY - Family   May 06, 2022


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