Sergeant First Class, Joseph W. Dreyer, Sr. – 8/30/2019

September 1st, 2019

Sergeant First Class, Joseph W. Dreyer, Sr.68, of Upper Chichester passed away at his home on August 30th, 2019.  He was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia where he was a graduate of John Bartram High School.  Joe dedicated his life to service of his country.  He was a life-long member of the US Army with whom he served during both Vietnam and Dessert Storm until his retirement.  He was the recipient of many medals of honor and valor for his service.  During his time in the Army he served as a field operator and had the distinction of chauffeuring General Norman Schwarzkopf as he planned battle strategy.

Joe was also a member of the Freemasons, Washington Lodge in Philadelphia.  His area of work in the military was as a mechanic.  This was also one of his passions.  He enjoyed his time working on cars, working outside, and was very tech savvy.  He also enjoyed watching old western movies.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Christopher J. Dreyer; brother, Charles Dreyer.  He is survived by his Wife of  48 years, Theresa “Terry” Dreyer; children, Joseph Dreyer, Jr. (Fara), David Dreyer (Louise), Brian Dreyer (Hope), Andrew Dreyer (Vanessa), Keith Dreyer (Brandy), Harry Dreyer (Marlana), Michelle Turnbull (Matthew), and Kristal Dreyer (Amanda); 20 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Harry, Ed, and Thomas Dreyer, Ruth Granger, and Mary McKinney.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9th at 11am at Resurrection Episcopal Church 2131 Mount Rd. Aston, PA 19014.  Friends and family are invited to call from 10-11am in church.  Burial will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA at 2:30pm.  Joe’s request is that those who attend his funeral services do so casually.  Please don’t wear suits or dress clothing.

19 thoughts on “Sergeant First Class, Joseph W. Dreyer, Sr. – 8/30/2019

  • By Tom Ewing on

    Rest Easy, sir.

  • By mike scuito on

    Rest in Peace my friend we had alot of fun together in the Army I will never forget

  • By James Ward Sr. on

    I wanted to express my condolences for Michelle and her family, Joe was a good guy. He wasn’t a man of many words, but he always seemed to say what needed to be said. He was one of the good ones.

  • By Deb Mangles on

    God bless you Crystal and Amanda. My love and prayers are with you and your family. If there’s anything that I can do to ease this time of grief, please let me know I love you all very much!

  • By Anne Turner ( Sammy) on

    Michelle, my prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you all. Sammy

  • By Pat, Annette and Savannah McCoy on

    Our prayers are with your and your family from our family.

  • By Diane Berger on

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Dreyer family at this time.Praying God will lift them up and give them peace.May they all be comforted by the beautiful memories of Joe and that these precious memories will last a lifetime ..🙏🙏

  • By Dennis & Cynthia Gallagher on

    God bless Kristal (& Amanda) during your dad’s passing to the greater side. You’ll never again be without Dad…always walking by your side. We love you. God bless the Dreyer Family at this sad time ❤

  • By Donna Storm on

    so sorry for your loss
    love and prayers to you and your family xo

  • By Mrs Helen Healy on

    Prayers to the family from the Boy Scout Troop 73.

  • By Donna Dreyer on

    RIP Joe. I will be planting a tree in his memory next to one for Chucky. Love to all the family

  • By The Scone Family on

    May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  • By Beverly and Cliff Erickson on

    So sorry for your loss as left too young. Our sympathy and thoughts are for your family.

  • By Thomas E Dreyer on

    Rest in piece my Brother for you will always be with us forever. Have Faith that one day we will be together again unroll than your the man

  • By Laurie Moir on

    So so sorry for your loss.prayers to the family.

  • By Mary Mckinney on

    I love you Brother

  • By Keith Dreyer on

    You will be missed by all pop, I love you until we meet again, say hi to Chris for me and hey can we get another Superbowl championship for the eagles lol. I love you pop

  • By Megan Kurtz-Hargrove on

    I’m so sorry for your loss!!! My condolences for your family.

    • By mike scuito on

      Radar, Rest in Peace I enjoyed working with you in the Army for over 20yrs

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