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Joachim "Joe" Hermann Pehl

September 10, 1929 January 31, 2019
Joachim "Joe" Hermann Pehl
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Joachim “Joe” Hermann Pehl of West Grove, PA passed peacefully from this world into eternal life at his daughter’s home on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the age of 89. He was surrounded by loving family and friends.

Born on September 10, 1929 in Frankfurt-Oder, Germany, Joe was the only child of parents Hermann and Frieda Pehl. He grew up in Grünau, Germany where as a young child he experienced the ravages of World War II. As he would do throughout his entire life, Joe did not let those experiences impede his way into a happy and successful life.

It was just after the war that he met and married Christel Stoeber who would be the undeniable love of his life. Their marriage took place on September 6, 1952 in Berlin. It was in a few short years that the happy couple immigrated to the United States with their oldest daughter Kordula. Their youngest daughter Doris was born 4 years later.

Joe was a highly accomplished chef – working for nearly 40 years as head chef at Dunwoody Home in Newtown Square. Over the years he also applied his considerable talent to many of the area’s best hotels and country clubs.

Joe is survived by two daughters: Kordula Moore (Dennis) of Georgetown, DE and Doris Petersen (Brad) of West Grove, PA as well as two grandchildren: Gregory Cimino (Jennifer) of Delray Beach, FL and Nicole Clauser (Brock) of West Grove and his extended Petersen family.
Joe’s passions included camping, traveling, soccer, photography, dogs and a knack for fixing everything. He was also a savvy real estate investor and was known for his witty sense of humor and strong work ethic. Above all he loved his family unconditionally.

Visitation and Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 109 E Doe Run Rd, Unionville, PA 19375.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a memorial service at 11:00 am and a luncheon to follow in the fellowship hall of St. Michael Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Operation Warm Online: By check: P.O. Box 82231, Philadelphia, PA 19182
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Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA.

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11:00 AM 2/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Michael Lutheran Church

109 E. Doe Run Road
Unionville, Pennsylvania 19375

Visitation from 10 - 11:00 AM

St. Michael Lutheran Church
109 E. Doe Run Road Unionville 19375 Pennsylvania
United States

Memorial Contribution

Willow Tree Hospice

616 E. Cypress St.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Operation Warm

PO Box 82231
Philadelphia, PA 19182

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