Joseph D. Hannon

Joseph D. Hannon, 82, of Avoca, died Tuesday at Wesley Village, Pittston.

Born in Avoca on Jan. 14, 1932, son of the late Joseph P. and Mary Bradbury Hannon, he graduated from St. Mary's Parochial School, Avoca, and St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, class of 1949. Joseph continued his education at the University of Scranton and King's College.

Joseph was devoted member of Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca, where he served as a lector and past president of St. Mary's Holy Name Society. He was also a past president of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He served on Avoca Borough Council for nine years, and was council president for seven years. He also was very proud to serve as Avoca mayor from 1969 to 1978.

In 1997, Joseph retired from the Commonwealth of Pa. after 30 years of service, and most recently held the position of administrative officer for the State Workman's Compensation Insurance Fund, Scranton.

Surviving are his brothers, Kenneth F., Washington D.C.; Patrick, Kingston; William, Hanover Twp.; and Michael J., Avoca; sisters, Mary Burke, Laurel, Md.; and Barbara Evans, Justus; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jerome, John and Francis; and a sister, Jane Ann Hannon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka officiating. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca. Friends are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday.

Family and friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Queen of the Apostles Parish. Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main St., Avoca, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences:

Funeral Home

Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, INC.
728 Main Street Avoca, PA 18641
(570) 457-2801

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 13, 2014