Joseph J. Barchik

Joseph J. Barchik, 42, a resident of Range Road, Hunlock Creek, passed away at his home Dec. 27, 2012.

He was born Dec. 8, 1970, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of Jean Long and the late John Barchik. He was an auto body mechanic and auto painter. Joseph was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his mother, Jean Skameritz Long, and stepfather, Alvin Long, Shickshinny; sisters, Romaine Petry, Shickshinny; Charmaine Klepacki, Mountain Top; Diane Barchik, Hanover Township; stepbrother, Brent Long, Wyoming; uncle, Bruce Skameritz, Wilkes-Barre; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Joseph Barchik.

Services will be private and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to 261 Cope Road, Shickshinny, PA 18655.

Funeral arrangements are by the Clarke Piatte Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek.

Published in Citizens' Voice from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2012