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Friday, April 29, 2016

Joseph P. Makravitz, 98

Joseph P. Makravitz of Rock Hall, Md.,  a former Westport resident, died April 25 at University of Maryland Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown, Md.  He was 98.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the son of the late Peter and Katherine Martin Makravitz.

He was a machinist supervisor for the DuPont Co., where he retired after 25 years of service.

He was a member of the Church of the Assumption in Westport for more than 70 years.

An avid sports fan, he especially enjoyd the Boston Red Sox and loved watching the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.
He was a United States Army World War II veteran, serving in Germany.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Blanche Reed Makravitz, a brother, Thomas and a sister, Eleanor Penxa.

He is survived by two daughters, Judith L. Gallagher and Joan Lausman both of Rock Hall, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may call Monday May 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, 98 Riverside Ave. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery, 73 Greens Farms Road.

The family suggests contributions in his memory to Food for the Poor, Inc. 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. To leave an online condolence visit http://www.hardingfuneral.com.

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