Joseph F. Klimek

March 15, 1927 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 93)


Joseph F. Klimek, 93, of East Vandergrift, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in QLS West Haven Manor, Apollo. Born March 15, 1927, in East Vandergrift, he was the son of the late John and Mary Virostek Klimek Sr. A veteran of the Army, having served during World War II, he had owned and operated Joe's Auto Repair in East Vandergrift, also known as "Volkswagen Joe." A member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in East Vandergrift, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Pittsburgh sports teams and past trips to the Indianapolis 500. Survivors include his nephew, Dennis Klimek, of East Vandergrift; and his niece, Judy (Dennis) Morlacci, of Boyers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Andrew Klimek. At the request of the family, all services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE-KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. To leave an online condolence, visit us at

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