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Joseph Wancheck Passes away at age 91

Takoma Park resident served in the Army for two decades.

Joseph Wancheck, of Takoma Park died at age 91 on Nov. 9th at Holy Cross Hospital after suffering a heart attack.  Wancheck was a retired Army chief warrant officer for two decades, and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Chapin Wancheck, a son, a stepson, two sisters, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Wancheck served in Europe and was part of the attack on the bridge at Remagen, Germany, and was in the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, according to an obituary in the Washington Post.

Wancheck, born in Martin, PA, moved to the DC area after his time in the Army, and working at Vitro in Silver Spring, ultimately becoming the head of shipping and receiving.

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