Joseph Howard Chase
12/17/1935 - 10/17/2020
Joseph Chase, a kind and compassionate man, died last Saturday night in Sarasota, Florida. Born and raised in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Joe completed both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biological sciences at East Stroudsburg University. He then spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving most of that time in South Korea as an x-ray specialist. After discharge, his career was devoted to teaching biology, primarily at Fox Lane High School in Mount Kisco, New York, where he loved taking students on field trips. After retiring, he moved with his wife and daughter to West Palm Beach and, two years later, to Sarasota where he spent the rest of his life. He loved golfing, saltwater diving, and studying marine life. He is survived by his wife, Laurel Chase; daughter, Danielle Chase; son-in-law, Victor Lachica; and brother, Charles Chase. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.