It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph (Joe) Varkul on January 30 2021. Beloved husband of Gillian, adored brother of Anne Peimer. Cherished father and father-in-law of Jonathan, Mark and Joanna Shapiro, Stacey and David Urbach.  Devoted Zaida of Natalie, Olivia, Jeremy, Jesse, Alli, Ethan, Cameron, Evan and Jonah. His kindness, generosity, and love for his family will always be remembered.  A family service followed by a private burial due to COVID restrictions will be held on January 31st, 2021- see links posted to join by livestream.  Memorial donations to Zichron Menachem would be greatly appreciated.


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There will be a memorial service prior to the funeral at 11:30 am. To watch, please tap on the link

The burial will be livestreamed at 2:00 p.m. Please go to


Over the course of the Shiva, the family will be davening daily through the Adath Israel Congregation . To participate, please go to