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Joseph Chase
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue
    182 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“I met Joe Chase several years ago through his wife, Frances. What a nice man. I had lunch several times with he and Frances. I can honestly say that...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: David Spell - Charleston, SC

“Dear Chase Family,I was very saddened to learn of your loss. Growing up as a classmate of Hymie's (still can't get used to saying Hy!), I remember...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Adam Rosen - Boynton Beach, FL

“We were so sorry to hear of Joe's death. Our prayers are with you. We are out of town, but we will be in touch next week. Love, Bill and Ann MarieBi ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bill McKay - Friend

“Dear Family,I remember Joe and every member of the Chase family coming into Zinn's Deli.Joe and Philip were great as were Frances and Leah. One of...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Renee Zinn Gordon - FL - Friend


Joseph Chase, 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Frances Schwartz Chase passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. Funeral services were held at the graveside Monday, April 10, 2017 in Brith Sholom Beth Israel (Maryville) at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Joe was born November 13, 1931 in Charleston, the first born son of Marty Chase and Freda Lerner Chase. He graduated from the High School of Charleston, The Citadel and attended Wharton Graduate School. Alongside his brother Philip, Joe built and owned Chase Furniture Company on King Street for many decades. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, a Mason, and a Past President and Lifelong Member of Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue. Joe was active in the Charleston business and civic community. He was proud to be a native Charlestonian and was a joyous spirit beloved by all who knew him.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances Schwartz Chase; his children: Andrea Chase (Douglas Howard), Ira Chase and Hy Chase; one grandchild, Zoe Chase Howard and sister-in-law, Leah Chase. He was predeceased by his only brother, Philip Chase.

Memorials may be made to Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue, 182 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403.