Joseph M. Pisula
06/02/1955 - 03/26/2019

Joseph M. Pisula, 63, of Gloucester Point, VA, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at his home. Born June 2, 1955 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Amy H. (Hogge) Pisula and the late Dr. Vincent P. Pisula Jr. Joe was retired from the United States Naval Reserve, where he served as a commander. He was a boat captain for almost all of his life. He was a 1973 graduate of St. Francis Prep., Spring Grove, and a graduate of Calhoon MEBA Marine Engineering School, Easton, MD. Joe enjoyed his time volunteering for the Salvation Army as a bell ringer, but his true passion was his love for the water spending time boating and fishing. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Mary Pisula-Stewart of Westfield, NJ and Peggy Miller of Hanover; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Paul Pisula III; a brother-in-law, Clarence “Shorty” Miller; and a niece Amy R. Miller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover, with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received Friday, at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Contributions in memory of Joe may be made to the Navy Seal Foundation, 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459 or the Salvation Army, 114 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:04/11/2019 5:05 pm
Dear Amy, Mary, Peggy & Family: So very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. It seems so unfair to have to bear the burden of two sons and brothers leaving us at such a young age. Although the final decision rests in someone far greater than we will ever know. God's speed Joseph and God bless the Pisula family. Thinking of you all Alan(Wop)Staub

Posted at:04/01/2019 8:08 pm
Frank Mayle
Joe you were a great friend at the prep we all will miss you were one of kind

Posted at:03/30/2019 8:08 am
Jeff and Wendy Berube
The military, submarines, boats, and the love of the water brought us together as business partners and friends. We shared so many adventures. Now you've sailed away much too early. God bless you Joe, you will be loved and missed forever.

Posted at:03/30/2019 10:10 am
Nita Ripple
My heart is heavy for the family and all of his friends. Joe was my neighbor and friend when he lived at Grandview Island, Hampton. Joe was like a son and always had time to chat and ensure things were right with me. He spoke of his love for his family and the sea. When he visited PA, he would bring vegetables and especially corn to us widowed ladies. My dear friend, all is Shipshape so Anchors Away.

Posted at:03/29/2019 3:03 pm
Mary Pisula-Stewart
Brother, you will be sorely missed and dearly loved forever. God bless us, everyone, Mary

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