Joseph Francis S. Sokoloski

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Joseph Francis S. Sokoloski, 73, of West Wyoming passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Luzerne, he was the son of Mary Hydock Sokoloski and the late Peter Sokoloski.

He attended Luzerne schools and graduated from Luzerne County Community College.

Mr. Sokoloski was a U.S. veteran, having served in the Army and Air Force during the Gulf War.

Most of his career was working as a concrete mason in the construction industry.

He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 3987, Luzerne.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, Peter Jr. and Richard Sokoloski, and a sister, Bernadine Weiner.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Lorraine Turkson Sokoloski; daughters, Brenda Ann and her husband, John Blockus, Tunkhannock and Florida; and Natalie and her husband, Pete Johnson, Inkerman; grandchildren, Nicholas and Matthew Blockus and Gianna Johnson; siblings, Rose Nafus, Denton, Maryland; Paul and his wife, Carol Sokoloski, Luzerne; Dorothy and her husband, William Judge, Dallas; and Veronica Sokoloski, Trucksville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 571 Bennett St., Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay as celebrant.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Relatives and friends are invited to visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the ,, or Finance Department, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.


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Published in Citizens' Voice on May 30, 2014
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