(Beaver Falls,Pa) Former United States Congressman Joe Kolter passed away on September 8, 2019 in Harrisburg Pa. Kolter formerly of Daugherty Twp. was a 1944 graduate of New Brighton High School. He proudly served his country from 1944 to 1947 during WWII. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Geneva College in 1950. Kolter served as a New Brighton Councilman from 1961 to 1965, until winning the election for State Representative. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1969 to 1982. During his tenure, Joe served as the Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He was subsequently elected to the Ninety-eighth Congress of the United States and to the four succeeding terms. He served from January 3, 1983 to January 3, 1993. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy. He is survived by three sons and one daughter.
His viewing will be Monday, September 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester. Military Honors will be presented by members of the Beaver County Special Unit at 1 p.m. followed by a brief service to remember, honor and celebrate his life. Private interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Joe Kolter was 93 years old.