Joseph B. Shadeck of Karthaus died March 25, 2017 at his residence. Born Dec. 7, 1967, he was the son of Kathy and Wayne Piper and William and Linda Shadeck of Tucson, Ariz.
Mr. Shadeck is survived by a brother, David Shadeck and a sister, Jennifer Spotts and her husband, Michael.
He is also survived by a nephew, Nick Barnyak, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Jeanne Hoover (Nan), Hugh Hoover (Poppy) and Julia Peavy (Nanny) and paternal grandparents, Boyd and Bea Shadeck.
Mr. Shadeck was a 1985 graduate of the West Branch Area High School. After graduation, he worked at Perma Grain, Scientech and most recently at The Riverfront.
He had a big heart and loved animals and saw the value in everything. He enjoyed being with friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or any animal shelter of the donor’s choice.
A service celebrating Mr. Shadeck’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frenchville, where he was a member, at the convenience of the family.
The Reed Funeral Home in Houtzdale is in charge of the arrangements.