Joseph J. Menn Jr.

Joseph J. Menn Jr., 76, of Echo Valley Drive, Shavertown, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Joseph J. Menn Sr., and Mary Gerrity Menn. He graduated from Wyoming High School and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Joseph had resided in Shavertown for the past 13 years. Previously, he had resided for many years in Forty Fort and Kingston. Prior to his retirement, he was self-employed and sold electrical equipment.

Joe was a member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown, and he served as an eucharistic minister. He was a 4th degree knight with the Knights of Columbus Assumpta Council 3987, Luzerne. He was past president of Forty Fort Little League, Fort Swoyer Teeners League, the Forty Fort Lions Club and other parent and service organizations. He also served as a PIAA swim official for more than 30 years. He devoted much of his time to whatever his sons were involved in.

His wife, Nancy Davis Menn, preceded him in death in 2003.

Surviving are his sons, Dr. Joseph J. Menn III and his wife, Dr. Karen, Surfside Beach, S.C.; Robert W. Menn and his wife, Kelly, Forty Fort; Gary C. Menn and his wife, Lynn, Dallas; Richard D. Menn, Danbury, Conn.; sisters, Mary Lou Skesavage, Manasquan, N.J.; Virgina Perry and her husband, David, Binghamton, N.Y.; brother, David Menn and his wife, Diane, Ridgefield, Conn. A proud grandfather, Joe was always happiest spending time with Robbie, Michael, Marissa, Sara, Joe and Cassie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Therese's Church, Shavertown, 64 Davis St., Shavertown, with the Rev. James Paisley officiating. The interment will be Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the .

Arrangements are by the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. For any information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at

Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013