Joseph Bernard Mackey was a Korean War era veteran honorably serving in the United States Air Force. He died October 19, 2011 of renal failure after a long illness. He was 79.
Mackey was born on December 15, 1931 in Philadelphia, to the late Edward B. and Pauline Mackey. He and family members were parishioners of St. Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church at 43rd and Wallace streets.
He worked as a physical therapist at Abington Memorial and Episcopal Hospitals.
He moved to California and worked in civil service as a logistician until retirement.
Mackey is survived by: daughter, Yuki; three grandchildren, Miles, Samantha and Kinuko; three brothers, Edward, Johnnie (Annie) and Alvin (Jacqueline); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline and a brother, Richard.
A memorial Mass was held Oct. 23 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. A private interment will be scheduled at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.