Joseph H. Windish

January 14, 1933April 25, 2012

Joseph H. Windish

Joseph H. Windish, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 25.

Born in Bethlehem, PA, he was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended Moravian College.

He was a Korean veteran and while in the Army, he taught Basic Electronics at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX. Later, as a Philco Technical Representative he taught Advanced Electronics at Fort Bliss.

He was employed by Convair Aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Lancaster, CA and Cubic Corporation, San Diego, CA and Melbourne, FL where he worked on Missile Tracking Systems on Cape Canaveral.

Back in PA, he set up the Industrial Parts Department at D&H Distributing in Harrisburg. He worked for ITT Terryphone, before starting Trionic Industries Inc., a business of manufacturing and bidding contracts for Mechanicsburg Naval Depot. He was president for 20 years and during that time he was a member of the Board of Standards of the National Gas Association in Chicago, IL, since he had a patent on an Energy Saving device.

He was General Manager for FM Lopez and Son, manufacturing buoys for the Coast Guard and General Manager for Atlas Steel Company, York, PA before retiring.

He was a charter member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg; was Finance Chairman on the Associate Board of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, MD.

He and his wife were Regional Links for the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and attended two conventions with Mother Teresa in Minneapolis, MN.

He was a life member of the Shellsville VFW, Post 9639 and a member of the Linglestown American Legion Post 272.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Beck), his sons, Joseph Jr., Milledgeville, GA , Karl and wife Lien, and Kurt, both of Harrisburg; his daughter, Betty Jane, wife of Randy Meagher, of Lemoyne; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg, on Wednesday, May 2nd, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy name of Jesus Church’s Building Fund.


  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Karen Ledbetter

May 4, 2012

Aunt Toots, Joey, Karl, Kurt & Betty Jane...we have you in our prayers at this sad time. Uncle Joe was such a Renaissance Man and I will always be so grateful to him for giving me my 1st job out of college at Trionic when I couldn't find one anywhere. We all loved him and we all love y'all. Karen, J.R. &'Toria

Fran Radosevich

May 2, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Minh Tran

May 2, 2012

Mr. Windish, as I always called you, you were a great and gracious man. I personal thank you you for your support and advice you gave through out early years of my life. God Blesses.

Alyce Tran

May 2, 2012

Although you were never far from my heart and thoughts, you've remained especially close this past week. I reflect upon our time togther and I feel so honored and privileged that you were such an integral part of my life. May you rest in peace.

Rita and Joe Hill

May 1, 2012

Sorry to learn of Joe's passing. May your faith and God's love help to see you through this time of sorrow.

Diane Steltz

April 29, 2012

Aunt Toots, Joey, Karl, Kurt, Betty Jane, grandkids and great grandkids...I am very sorry for your loss, he will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Diane, Larry and Adam

elise&matthew schumann

April 29, 2012

You will be missed & remembered by many.

bill and lisa delaney

April 29, 2012

Bill and I will never forget the support and advice you gave to us many years ago. God Bless you as you meet your maker.
Bill and Lisa Delaney and family

Ed Gassert II

April 29, 2012

R.I.P Joe, you were a good man.