Joseph L. McDonald

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Joseph L. McDonald, 87, Dallas, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at The Gardens at Lakeside, Dallas.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late William and Mary Boyle McDonald, and was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Class of 1949, Wilkes-Barre.

He was employed in the printing department of the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company, later becoming The Citizen's Voice, before his retirement.

Joseph was a member of the ITU (International Type Setting Union). He was also with the Dallas Kiwanis Club, as well as Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.

He was preceded in death by infant children; Daniel and Mary Ann McDonaldp; son, Lawrence McDonald and his wife, Christine; grandson, Kenneth Weidner; brother, William Michael McDonald; sisters, Betty Gulick and Mary Grace Reposh.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Shirley Thomas, at home; his son, Christopher McDonald and his wife, Betty Jo, Emmaus; daughters, Sharlene Weidner and her husband, Alan, Centermoreland; Seana Chappell and her husband, Jay, Sweet Valley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Michael McDonald and his wife, Dian, Texas.

Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, from Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, with the Rev. Daniel Toomey, pastor, Gate of Heaven Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc.
2940 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-3255
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 14, 2018