Joseph A. Mariano

MARION HEIGHTS — Joseph A. Mariano, 84, of 504 Clermont St., passed away Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at Emmanuel Care Center, Danville, where he had been a resident for the last 7 1/2 years.

He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Keiser, aka Marion Heights, a son of the late Cornelius and Domienica "Mini" (Clauser) Mariano. He was a lifelong resident of Marion Heights.

He attended schools in Marion Heights and Kulpmont.

Joseph served in combat with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from May 24, 1951 to Feb. 27, 1953.

On April 7, 1953, in the Church of Our Lady, Mount Carmel, he married Jane Tanney, who passed away May 11, 1985.

Joseph worked for 20 years in the occupational maintenance department at the Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove, and for 20 years in maintenance at Arcos, Strong.

He was a member of Holy Angels Church, Kulpmont, and a former member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Marion Heights.

Joseph was recognized by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett for his courageous and active service in the U.S. Army while defending his country during the Korean War.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and making wine.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane R. Pupchock, of Marion Heights; three sons, Joseph R. Mariano and his significant other, Joann Jacavage, of Shenandoah, Michael K. Mariano and his wife, Lisa M. Catino, of Shamokin, and Kevin B. Mariano and his wife, Jane, of Turbotville; four grandchildren, Rachel and Jennifer Pupchock and April and Jamie Mariano; three great-grandchildren, Derian, Chloe and Jerome; a brother, Cornelius Mariano Jr., of Marion Heights; a sister-in-law, Rose Hubler, of Coal Township, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanore Goverick and Rose Tocyloski.

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MARIANO — Joseph A. Mariano, 84, of 504 Clermont St., Marion Heights. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels Church, Kulpmont, with the Rev. Andrew Stahmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Marion Heights. Viewing will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday with transferal prayers at 10:15 a.m. at the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, C.J. Lucas, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport 17701.

Funeral Home

C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
1053 Chestnut Street Kulpmont, PA 17834
(570) 373-3202

Published in The News Item on Apr. 20, 2014