Joseph F. Shalanski

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Joseph F. Shalanski, 98, of Conyngham passed away Tuesday evening, July 15, 2014, at Heritage Hill Senior Living Community, Weatherly, where he had been a resident for the past two and a half years.

Born in Warrior Run on Feb. 1, 1916, he was the son of the late Matthew and Josephine Yanuszewski Shalanski. Prior to residing at Heritage Hill, he was a resident of Conyngham for 10 years. He had moved from Sugar Notch, where he had lived for more than 50 years.

Joseph was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the European and Pacific theaters as a coxswain aboard the USNTS Sampson.

He worked in the office of Eberhard Faber, Mountain Top, for 23 years prior to retiring and had also worked as an anthracite miner.

He was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Conyngham; the Valley Vets Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8161, Conyngham; and was a life member of American Legion Post 796, Sugar Notch.

He loved sports, especially Philadelphia Phillies baseball, and was an avid bowler in his younger years.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, the former Adele A. Kashulon, who passed away April 28, 2003; two sisters, Madeline Lollow and Ann Stubbs; and two brothers, Benjamin and Anthony.

Surviving are his son John J. and his wife, Mary Jo, Conyngham; two grandsons, Corey and Ned; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Conyngham. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heritage Hill Senior Living Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, PA 18255, whom the family would like to especially thank for all of the wonderful care provided to Joseph; or Valley Vets VFW Post 8161, P.O. Box 483, Conyngham, PA 18219.

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Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
669 W Butler Dr Drums, PA 18222
(570) 788-0977
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 17, 2014
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