Martin Joseph “Joe” Culp, age 89, of Duncansville, passed away early Sunday morning, November 20, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. He was born March 22, 1933 in Altoona, a son of the late Martin Sibley "Sib" and Pauline C. (Laughlin) Culp. He married the former Darlene M. VonDreau on Apr. 20, 1957 at St. Patrick Church, Newry.
Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Darlene; three children: Rita L. Pompa (Joseph) of Hollidaysburg, Martin J. Culp II (Dale) of Hollidaysburg, and Mitchell A. Culp (Moira) of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren: Rebecca Culp, Anthony Pompa, Maire Howell, Katy Heymann, and Matthew Howell; four great-grandchildren: Maikai, Olu, Natalie, and Emily; four siblings: Betsey Harris, Nancy Culp, Rosamond Brown (Roger), and David Culp (Kathy); a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Culp; a brother-in-law, Ronald VonDreau (Ruth); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Matthew W. Culp, in 1990; and two brothers: William Culp and Michael R. Culp.
Joe was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. He retired from Cooney Bros. Coal Co. in Cresson and had previously worked for Crane Co., Duncansville. Following retirement he worked for Burchfield’s Trucking for may years.
He was a member of NRA, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and American Legion Post 516.
Joe enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, having his morning coffee at the farm, and spending time with his family.
Friends will be received on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 4-8pm at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Duncansville.
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