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In Memory

Joseph L. Checchia - Class Of 1953

Joseph L. Checchia

Joseph L. Checchia

Saturday, December 7th, 1935 - Thursday, February 8th, 2024


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Joseph L. Checchia, a beloved father, and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on February 8, 2024, in his hometown of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Joseph was a proud Veteran of the United States Army and after serving worked for Union Local 542, Operating Engineers.

Joseph, known affectionately as Jody, was a talented musician who captured the hearts of countless fans through his soulful melodies and timeless lyrics. With his soothing voice and expert guitar skills, he made a lasting impact in the music industry. Joe's love for traditional country music led him to record in the iconic studios of Nashville, where his heartfelt performances touched the hearts of many.

In addition to his successful music career, Joe also held the esteemed position of International Traditional Country Music Fan Club President. Through this role, he fostered a vibrant community of music enthusiasts who shared his deep appreciation for the rich heritage of traditional country music. His advocacy and dedication to the genre will be dearly missed.

Joe's warm and joyful spirit extended beyond his musical endeavors. Those who were fortunate enough to know him personally will remember his kind heart, infectious laughter, and unwavering support for those around him. Despite his numerous accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Joe remained humble and always made time for his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Tina Checchia, his dear friends, Bonnie Nase and Paul Deal, and many other friends.

Funeral services for Joseph L. Checchia will be held on February 13, 2024, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The public viewing will take place at 11:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.

Throughout his life, Joseph L. Checchia composed heartfelt melodies that resonated with the souls of many. As we bid farewell to this remarkable musician, let us celebrate his passion and contribution to the world of traditio

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02/09/24 06:18 PM #1    

Walter M. Knowles (1966)

My parents owned a grocery store at the corner of Route 1 and Bristol Road in Bensalem in the late 50s and early 60s. It was located directly across a route 1 from the Oakdord Inn. Joe was a family friend. He was in a band, I'm not sure if memory serves me correctly, but I believe it was called "The Fantabulous Red Tops". I was just a kid. He took me for a ride in his Corvette. I remember times in the afternoons when he would come behind the counter in our grocery store, plug in his guitar to a little amp, and play music for us and the customers.

Walt Knowles

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