Joseph Gyuriska, a longtime resident of Scranton, died Thursday in Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, after a brief illness.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Andrew and Ilona Dobosh Gyuriska. He would have celebrated his 90th birthday on July 12. He was the youngest of 11 children, all of whom predeceased him. He attended Dunmore schools and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Joseph twice served his country honorably, first in World War II
with the Army Infantry 98th Medical Battalion in Central Europe and the Rhineland, then in the Korean War
as a military police officer
, serving two tours of duty in Korea and Japan. He was a member of the former American Legion Post 13, Dunmore, and operated the former Dunmore Memorial Bowling Lanes. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tannersville.
He was an avid bowler and golfer.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing for friends and family will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 158 Fish Hill Road, Tannersville, with a funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m. by the Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Richards Jr., pastor. Interment to follow in the Dunmore Cemetery, 400 Church St., Dunmore, with military honors by the Dickson City Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 158 Fish Hill Road, Tannersville, PA 18372.
Arrangements by the Chipak Funeral Home, Scranton.