Joseph M. Corey, 44, of Harveys Lake left this Earth too soon. Joe passed away suddenly Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 7, 1968, the son of Ann Matzoni Corey of Dallas and the late Dr. Peter John Corey.
Joe was a graduate of Coughlin High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University
and a Master of Science degree from the University of Scranton.
Joe spent his career at the United Methodist Homes. He began his career as an activities director and ended his career as a vice president/administrator at the Tunkhannock campus. He loved his work, the residents, and all of the staff and family with whom he came in contact.
He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Harveys Lake.
Joe loved being with his family. He was a avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. Joe was a kind, loving man. He was always giving and generous and will be remembered by those who knew him.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his Noni, Laura Matzoni, Mocanaqua; gramdmother, Louise Coray, Wilkes-Barre; two uncles, Joseph Coray, Towanda, N.Y., and Anthony Coray, State College; and a brother-in-law, Nicholas Chovanes, Macungie.
Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Lesley Anne Corey, Harveys Lake; children, Jacob, Zachary and Hailey; mother, Ann Corey, Dallas; sisters, Terri Gorman, Laflin; Jackie Chovanes, Macungie; Stephanie Corey-Marks, Redwood City, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Joseph and Corey Gorman; Sophie, Olivia, and Annie Chovanes; Nico Corey-Civitello, and Owen and Grace Marks.
Joe was a great man who was taken from his life, famly and friends too soon and will forever be missed.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Victory, 16 Second St., Harveys Lake with the Rev. Daniel Toomey, officiating.
Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the Mass. The interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and family may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Homes Resident Support Fund, 50 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.