Joseph P. Barba, 71, of the Browntown section of Pittston Township, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, in his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
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Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie Dominick Barba.
Joseph was a graduate of Pittston Township High School, Class of 1959, and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was employed by Topps Chewing Gum, Inc.; Mauer & Scott, Pittston; and by Wyoming Valley Blasting Co., Plains Township, until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Barba Sr. and Alfonso Barba, and a sister, Sara Milazzo.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Joan J. Bonanni; daughters, Rochelle Meek and her husband, Michael, Rio Rancho, N.M.; and Sue Ann Shamnoski and her husband, William, Pittston; son, Joseph A. Barba and his wife, Nettie, Exeter; grandchildren, Joseph Preston Barba, Matthew Shamnoski, Steven Shamnoski and Morgan Jane Meek; sister, Josephine Cordora, Pittston; brother, Frank Barba, Albany, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
Joseph's family would like to thank the oncology department of Geisinger Medical Center for their care and support and Celtic Home Care for their wonderful care of Joseph.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.
Memorial donations may be made to Celtic Home Care, c/o 325 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
Condolences may be made at corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013