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Joseph F. Faherty

Joe Faherty, 88, of Scranton, died Wednesday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center. His wife of 16 years is the former Ann Marie Harlacher.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Lydon Faherty. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in the Minooka section of Scranton. Joe was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and served in the Army during World War II. He worked for General Electric before owning and operating Joe Faherty Auto Sales and also operated Joe Faherty Advertising. Joe was a member of the American Legion Post 568, Minooka.

The family wishes to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the staff of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for their care and compassion during Joe's illness.

Also surviving are a sister, Theresa C. Smith, Dunmore; nieces and nephews, Marietta Smith and husband, Marty Duffy, Scranton; Callista Smith, Dunmore; Kenneth Smith and wife, Dorothy, Dunmore; Patrick Smith, Dunmore; Kevin Faherty and wife, Denise, Scranton; Anne McKinney, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Mike McKinney and wife, Martha, Louisville, Ky. He took pride and interest in the activities of his great-nieces and great-nephews, Billy Mattison, Maryland; Ryan and Kaleena Smith, Dunmore; Ryan Faherty, Scranton; Todd Opacinch and wife, Jan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Amye Lucas and husband, Mike, Louisville; and his four great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Marie; brother-in-law, Jack McKinney; brother, Jerome; sister-in-law, Janet Faherty; and brother-in-law, Joseph K. Smith.

The funeral will be Monday from the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment to follow, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Minooka. The family requests that those attending the funeral Monday proceed directly to the church.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Poor, 148 Meridian Ave., Scranton, PA 18504, or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 26, 2013
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