Joseph K. Chiara, Sr.

Joseph K. Chiara, Sr., 67, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home.  He was born on July 9, 1948 and was the son of the late Joseph E. and Ruby M. Chiara.  Mr. Chiara was a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in 1966 and King’s College in 1970.  He later went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education.  In 1972, Mr. Chiara became employed at Bishop McDevitt High School where he spent the next 44 years educating, guiding and inspiring students.  Teaching was his passion, his gift and his calling.  He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church and enjoyed spending all of his free time with his children and grandchildren.  Mr. Chiara is survived by his daughter, Angela M. Chiara of Lemoyne and his son, Joseph K. Chiara, Jr. of Hummelstown; one brother, Charles T. Chiara and his wife Nancy of Hershey and a nephew, J. Matthew Chiara and niece, Suzanne Gottshall.  Mr. Chiara had 4 grandchildren, Morgan S. Chiara, Logan M. Chiara, Nicholas J. Chiara and Quinn Chiara Monte, and was adoringly known as “Pop Pop”.  A viewing will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 4pm-7pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg.  A burial will be held privately for the family. 

The Dailey Funeral Home is honored to serve the Chiara family.  


To all of Joe's family member, we wish to express our sympathy over your loss of your father and your friend. He was such a good man who always spoke so highly of his family, especially his Sunday brunches with all his kids. There was rarely a day that went by that he didn't have a story to tell us about how proud he was of all of you. Anyone who spoke to him could tell right away how much he loved you all. I (Cheri) got to see him everyday as our offices were near each other. We shared many stories about our families and laughed often.
The Bishop McDevitt Family has lost one of our closest family members and we are totally at a loss. He loved us all and we loved him. His spirit will live on in those of us who were touched by him. He will always be our angel watching over us, protecting us and cheering on his Crusaders! May God grant him eternal rest!
Rest in peace Joe!
Cheri and Carl Comasco

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Harrisburg, PA

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