OBITUARY

JOSEPH M METRO

January 1, 1926September 6, 2013

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rolling Green Cemetery.

REMEMBERING

JOSEPH M METRO

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Bill Bingham CHHS '61

October 9, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of one of my most cherished mentors. Mrs Metro, Joe, John and Lisa, thank you for sharing his life with so many of us. I have great memories of what a fantastic teacher he was as well as a coach. I still reflect on how he taught us lessons on the field, even when he might not have been aware that he was. One of the best remains in my memory and that is to prepare with diligence for every challenge in life. He first showed this to me in Jr High football as we were preparing to play Lower Paxton. They had a great team and a QB named Donnie Caum who went to PSU. Mr Moreskonich had scouted them,. Yes, a Jr High game, but he wanted us to be prepared and I remember it was like we knew every play they called. We won something like 34 to 14. He insilled the will to do your best at whatever you undertook. RIP Coach.

Linda Fulton McKay

September 17, 2013

Doug McKay and Linda Fulton McKay send their condolences. We both have fond memories of physics class at CHHS with Mr. Moreskonish. Doug went on to a physics PHD because of Joe's influence and then on to a career in physics. He was a kind and inspiring teacher.

Tom Stoup

September 15, 2013

Joe was a dedicated coach and educator. His influence is enduring in my life, the lives of students and players he worked with over the years, and left a blue ribbon legacy in the Camp Hill School District to be modeled for years to come.

Terry Dwyer

September 14, 2013

So sorry to hear of Coach Joe's passing. He was a true icon of the whole CHHS experience that brings only very fond memories. He was an excellent physics teacher (inspired me to study science and graduate in chemistry), and a wonderful & knowledgeable baseball coach during my years there. He touched the lives of all of us that were privileged enough to know him. CHHS class of '60

Thomas Guise

September 13, 2013

I cannot resist sharing some Metro-isms that I couldn't get out of my head when I heard of Coach's death. These baseball rules I have applied to the rest of my life, off the ballfield.

l. Outfielders: Hit the relay man in the head.
2. Infielders: 95% of groundball errors go under the glove.
3. Never watch a called third strike.
4. Mental mistakes should not happen; physical ones do.

His teachings went further than the classroom. TJG

The Zerby Family

September 13, 2013

Dear Metro Family:
We are saddened on learning of Joe's passing. Craig spent many years with Joe on the CHHS faculty. Joe was one of Craig's mentors when he started teaching in 1972. Both Joe and Rose were very kind to our daughter Alyssa when she was very small (the school & book bag gift for Alyssa). God bless you and the entire family. He will be sorely missed by all!


In Christian love
The Zerby's: Craig, Karen, and Alyssa

Andrew Adams

September 13, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the Metro family, especially to Mrs Metro, my elementary school art teacher. I will always remember Mr Metro's 7th grade Life Science class--what a great combination of personal interest in students and enthusiasm for science which helped inspire me to study engineering at the Air Force Academy. You are the truest example of the finest educator and are greatly missed.
-Andrew Adams, CHHS Class of 1989

Carol Grunden

September 13, 2013

Dear Family of "Mr. Metro",
I was not the best physics student in his class, but somehow always knew that he cared for each student. What a kind and gentle man he was - and certainly a great teacher for us all. Thank you for sharing him with so many students over so many years. My sympathy is with you as you grieve the loss of this special man in your lives. May God's comfort be with you in the days ahead.
Carol Sheibley Grunden, Camp Hill HS Class 1966

Julie Sutliff

September 12, 2013

I still feel so grateful to Mr. Metro for sharing his passion for life science with us in seventh grade and in the 6th-grade outdoor education program (I still think of the flutes he whittled from sugar maples). He was a wonderful and inspiring educator. We all send our thanks and sympathy.

Tony Wolfe

September 12, 2013

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Metro Family during this sad time. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Especially by his many friends and associates at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse. Joe was a great man and I am honored to call him my friend.