AUSTINTOWN-Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10AM Monday, January 21, 2008 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:30AM in the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel for Joseph Anthony Pechalk, 87, who passed away at 2:35PM Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Boardman. Joseph was born March 19, 1920 in Youngstown, OH the son of the late Joseph and Stella (Delvic) Pechalk and lived in the area all of his life. Joe was a graduate of East High School and retired in 1984 from the United States Postal Service where he worked for 13 years in the maintenance department. Joe also retired in 1971 from Republic Steel where he worked for 33 years as a finisher. Joe was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II with the 356 2nd Service Command Unit Military Police Train Guard with the rank of Corporal. Joe received American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Service Star before being discharged on December 20, 1945. Joe was a member of the church, was a former member of the Avatar Club, and the Wick Ave VFW Post in Youngstown. Joe was an avid bowler and bowled in leagues at Wedgewood, Mahoning Ave, and Kay Lanes. Joe is survived by his wife the former Rose Copploe, whom he married January 30, 1954; a son Michael (Pamela) Pechalk of Cranberry, PA; two brothers Carl (Tess) Pechalk of Poland, and Raymond Pechalk of Canfield; and two grandchildren. Besides his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Pechalk. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 2 until 4 PM in the funeral home.