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Obituary for Dr. Joseph Peter Harosky

Dr. Joseph Peter Harosky, at 75, led UpperBucks County Vocational-Technical School.

Dr. Joseph P. Harosky, who served as the Director of Upper Bucks Vocational-Technical School system died at his home in Doylestown, PA on Sunday, October 23, 2022.  He was 75 years old.

Dr. Joseph Harosky was born in Kittanning, PA in 1947.  He was married to his life partner Margaret (Peggy) Ann Stanton (deceased) and is survived by his three children Joseph George Harosky, Jason Peter Harosky, and Jaime Gayle Dickerson; his Brother Terry Harosky; also surviving are Peggy’s two children Kristina Mellinger and Michael Mellinger.  Grandchildren include:  Joseph M. Dickerson, Devon A. Wallace, and Kyla G. Mellinger and Ronan M. Mellinger.   

Dr. Harosky spent his entire career in Vocational-Technical Schools and was Director of Upper Bucks Vocational-Technical School.  He spent his entire career serving in various Vocational-Technical Schools across the State of Pennsylvania in an effort to train students and adults in vocational trade skills.  Dr. Harosky was a staunch supporter of increasing the capacity for the State of Pennsylvania to train high school students and adults in vocational trade skills or non-college careers in such fields as carpentry, welding, aviation mechanics, electronics and nursing.  He believed the vocational trades were essential for the State and that students should be trained forwell-paying professional occupations that did not necessarily require college degrees.

In addition to serving high school students, the vocational schools were used to provide night courses and additional training for adults seeking new or sharpening job skills.  He also emphasized the need to increase vocational training for minorities and disadvantaged students.

He and his wife, Margaret Anne Stanton, lived for many years in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He had a passion for hot rod cars, car shows, and mechanically repairing his own vehicles.   Joe was involved in the Doylestown Road Angels and Rotary.

Immediate family members are invited to his Memorial Ceremony at Doylestown Cemetery, 215 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 9:30 am.

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