Joseph Michael Krisewicz
March 26, 1934
January 29, 2019
Joseph Michael Krisewicz, of Salisbury, Maryland, passed away peacefully
on January 29, 2019, at age 84, in Denver, Colorado. He was born on March 26,
1934, in Moosic, Pennsylvania, to the late Marie M. Smith of Salisbury, Maryland,
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Claire Jaggard Krisewicz.
Joseph is survived by his son, Brant Krisewicz, a Business Developer, of Denver,
Colorado, and his daughter, Kathi Krisewicz Adams, an Attorney, also of Denver,
along with his three grandchildren: Edith “Edie” Marie Adams (11), Katherine
“Kate” Elizabeth Adams (10), and James “Joe” Edward Adams III (7). He was
known as “Poppy Joe” to his grandchildren, and his grandson took on the
nickname “Bubby Joe” in his honor. Joe is also survived by his Shedlesky family in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he grew up.
During his service in the Army, Joe, a Captain and Officer, fought in the
Vietnam War, and was well decorated. While serving our country, he also earned
his license as a pilot in the Army. He was a respected soldier who was stationed in
the 101 st Airborne Division at Fort. Campbell in Kentucky, and in Fort Bragg,
North Carolina, Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Shafter in Hawaii, and also in
Germany and Vietnam. During his early life, Joe was passionate about carpentry,
sailing, and adamantly enjoyed flying—including his own single-prop plane.
Joe earned his B.A. from Gettysburg College, and his M.A. in Education
from Salisbury University. He began teaching English at Parkside High School, in
Salisbury, and soon became a very respected teacher. He is held in high regard for his dedication to teaching English as a Second Language for James M. Bennett
High School. He enjoyed helping others succeed, and continued tutoring ESOL
after retiring. Most of all, Joe loved his family, career, and what he could do for
others. He was loved and he will be missed.
Letters, donations, flowers, food, and gifts can be delivered to the Krisewicz
Family at 3826 Zuni Street, Denver, Colorado, 80211.
Calls received at either (720) 364-8642 (Brant) or (270) 871-6456
(Kathi). Thank you.