Joseph F. Markert Jr.

Joseph F. Markert Jr. of Bensalem, formerly of Newportville, Pa., died peacefully in his sleep on the evening of Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

He was born in Philadelphia July 26, 1946 to Catherine (Tynan) Markert and Joseph F. Markert Sr.

He grew up in Croydon attending St. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Egan High School and Temple University.

Joseph went on to take over the reigns of his family business, Philadelphia American Shuffleboard Co. Inc. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member, also acting as financial secretary. He enjoyed helping children, acting as treasurer for several youth organizations including Bristol Township National Little League and the Bristol American Legion Baseball club.

He was the devoted husband of 51 years to Sharon Lee Markert (Ciesielski); nephew of Thomas Markert; brother of John Markert (Teresa) and Donna Dubinsky (George); lovingly proud father of Kenneth, Kathleen, Kris, Kaelin (Greta), and Keith (Tonya); cherished grandfather of Steven (Danielle), David, Rhiannon, Abigail and Alayna.

An informal remembrance for family and friends will be held at 29 Mallow Lane, (Magnolia Hill), Levittown, from 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Flowers may be sent to 29 Mallow Ln., Levittown, PA 19054.James O. Bradley Funeral Home,