Joseph John Stecz was born in Phoenixville in 1939 to Charles and Anna (Sim) Stec.
He was a 1956 graduate of Phoenixville High School and attended Villanova University. He proudly served his nation in the U.S. Army. He worked for Autocar Trucks and Cabot Corporation.
He volunteered in the community as a coach with KYAL baseball; the Phoenixville Jaycees; and as a member of the advisory board in drafting in the Vo-Tech program in Coatesville. He was a former Phoenixville businessman, owning Phoenix Sports.
He was baptized and spent most of his life as a member of Sacred Heart parish in Phoenixville where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He also was a member in later years of St. Ann’s in Phoenixville.
He is survived by his children Joanne Milasus (Victor), Joseph (Elizabeth), John (Lori), and Father Jeffrey Stecz; 4 grandchildren Michael (Ashlin), Sarah Harrison (Mitchell), David, and Tyler; two great grandsons Wyatt and Bennett; and siblings Charles (Barbara), Robert (Patricia), Edward (Lynda), and James (Joyce).
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Eleanor (Macheski) Stecz.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass in St. Ann Catholic Church, 502 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 am.
Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A viewing will be held in Devlin Rosmos Kepp and Gatcha Funeral Home on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and in church on Saturday from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Food Pantry, 121 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460.