The General Meade Society
of Philadelphia
mourns the loss
of Joe McCullough

From Andy Waskie, Meade Society President, on behalf of the Society:

Friends & Colleagues, 

I was stunned and greatly saddened at the passing of our long time member, Joe McCollough. 

He was a dedicated, loyal and amiable member and friend of the General Meade Society. He and his beloved bride, Monica were stalwart supporters of our Society and mission. He was a veteran and member of Legion Post 366 and through his good graces, the Society was able to meet there and hold events there for many years. 

I can still see his smiling face and joyful presence at many of our past events, helping pour Champagne at the Birthday or attending our ceremonies. 

We wish his family our deep sympathy at his passing and condolences in this time of trial and mourning. 

He will be missed, but we know that he has ascended to his reward and rests in the arms of the Lord. May he rest in peace among family, friends and fellow warriors. 


And this from Mike Wunsch, Meade Society Secretary:

Joe was a Charter Member of the General Meade Society of Philadelphia, and served as a Board Member for a time. Joe, along with his wife Monica always extended their friendship and kindness to fellow members, and together enjoyed the society bus trips, the annual brunch, of which they attended with members of their family, and also the Gen. Meade birthday celebration each year at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Joe, when asked about what aspect of the Civil War he most enjoyed learning about, Joe would answer by saying, “I like everything about history”.


Following is the obituary and funeral notice available along with other photos of his life from the link:

Joseph T. McCullough of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He was 82 years old. Joseph was born August 23, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph McCullough and the late Mary McCullough (nee – Shields). He is the beloved husband of Monica McCullough of 53 years; father of Joseph T. McCullough II and the late Christina McCullough and her husband Jerry Prokopowycz; Pop-Pop of Michelle Roche and her husband Nick, Samantha Prokopowycz, Rachael Prokopowycz, Joseph T. McCullough III and his wife Krysta, and the late Stephen Prokopowycz; great-grandfather of four; brother of the late Kathleen McCullough; uncle of Michael McCullough and his wife Maryann. He is also survived by a loving extended family, friends, and members of the American Legion Post #366. 
Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. His Funeral Mass began at 10:00 A.M. at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. His graveside service and military honors rendered by the United States Army followed at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. 
The family will also be having a Celebration of Life in the future once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.