Joseph J. Erzin, 89, of Westampton, N.J., and formerly of Whites Crossing, died Tuesday. His wife, the former H. Jean Peck, died in 1999.
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Born in Simpson, son of the late Joseph and Julia Sopko Erzin, he was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson, and Penn State University. He served in the Marines during World War II. Joe had been employed as a draftsman and retired from the Department of the Army in New Jersey.
Joseph had been a member of Holy Trinity Church and was a member of VFW Post 4712, both of Simpson. He enjoyed watching the Yankees and was a Penn State fan.
He is survived by a daughter, Lois and husband, Todd Mitzelman, Westampton, with whom he resided; a son, Carl Zigon and wife, Mary, Forest City; two grandchildren, Dionna and Daniel Zigon; a brother, Augustine Erzin, Jermyn; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Peck and wife Martha, Pleasant Mount.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, the former Elma Brasso; and three sisters, Helen Rowland, Anne Ball and Julia Cortese.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St Michael's Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson. Interment with military honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson.
Friends may call Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. For directions or condolences, visit www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com.
Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc.
621 North Main Street Simpson, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 30, 2013