Joseph L. Venetz Jr.

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  • "To the entire Venetz Family, May God Bless You All..."
    - Jimmy Dennis
  • "So sorry for your loss, He was a great guy !!"
    - ann & gene rooney
  • "My Deepest Sympathy"
    - Philip G Pizano
  • "Always smiling. Joseph was a terrific cousin growing up,..."
    - Regina Stewart
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Joseph L. Venetz Jr., 64, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston, on June 13, 1953, he was the son of the late Joseph L. and Helen Venetz and Marcella Cavage Venetz.

He attended Wyoming Area schools. Joe was an accomplished carpenter who took great pride in his work. Joe worked at Addy Asphalt Co., Sam Car Real Estate Co., and retired from G C Wall Construction, Inc., in 2016.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Ann Didgeon.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Karen Shotwell Venetz; son, Joseph Venetz III and his wife, Shari, Forty Fort; daughters, Brenda Hughes, Exeter; and Sandra Roche and her husband. Sean, Exeter; grandchildren, Brendan Venetz and Isabella Hughes, Joseph Venetz IV, Makada, Kianna, and Zachary Venetz and Chloe Roche. Also surviving are brothers, Michael Venetz and his wife, Janet, West Wyoming; and Richard Venetz and his wife, Renee, Simpsonville, S.C.; sister, Patricia Parry, West Wyoming; aunt, Mary Duffy, Henderson, Nev.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston. To leave a condolence, visit Joe's obituary at
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Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home
251 William Street
Pittston, PA 18643
(570) 654-8683
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 8, 2018