DALTON — Joseph W. Packer, Dalton, died Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 2014, at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He was the husband of Rose Carpenter Packer, the couple had been married for 57 years.
Born in Carbondale, he was a son of the late John and Beatrice Bradley Packer.
He was a graduate of Carbondale High School and prior to retirement, he was a locomotive engineer for the Canadian Pacific, formerly D & H Railroad, for nearly 40 years.
He was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army Paratrooper Division.
He was a beloved husband who loved spending time with his wife and their dog, Ollie, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking and getting together with his old pals at the diner in Clifford.
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Clinton and Robert Packer; and a sister, Jean Bullard.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph W. Packer Jr., Dalton, and James Packer and his wife, Debbie, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Colleen Cucura, Fleetville, and Michaelene Miller and her husband, Robert, Cranbury, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.