Joseph G. Macy

Joseph G. Macy, 82, a resident of West Wyoming, passed away peacefully late Thursday evening, March 7, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

His beloved wife is Frances P. Nocek Macy. Together, Joseph and Frances shared 54 years of marriage.

Born June 10, 1930, in Luzerne, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Dzurus Macey.

Raised in Luzerne, Joseph attended the former Luzerne High School.

A U.S. Army veteran, Joseph served for two years during the Korean War. During his time of service, he was decorated with the Army Occupation Medal (Japan). Upon his honorable discharge on March 9, 1953, Joseph attained the rank of corporal.

Prior to his retirement, Joseph was employed for many years as a butcher by the Acme Market, formerly located at the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming.

Joseph was a longtime member of St. Monica's Parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming.

In addition to his wife, Frances, Joseph is survived by his son, Dr. Joseph J. Macy, Anchorage, Alaska; his daughter, Linda Ciampi and her husband, Tom, West Wyoming; his sisters, Irene Cerny, Randolph, N.J.; and Theresa Gardzalla, Seneca, S.C.; his seven grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Monica's Parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming, with the Rev. Leo J. McKernan, his pastor, officiating.

Those who are attending the funeral are kindly asked to assemble directly at the church, as there will be no procession from the funeral home.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

For additional information, or to send the Macy family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph's memory to St. Monica's Parish, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming, PA 18644, or to a .

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 9, 2013