Joseph Kolodjeski

Joseph Kolodjeski, 94, of Scranton died Wednesday evening at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. He was married to the former Flora Canevari before her death on Sept. 6, 2001.

Born in the Minooka section of Scranton, son of the late Anthony and Laura Bieliski Kolodjeski, he was educated in local schools. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army. He was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the attack and served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the South Pacific. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton and was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot before his retirement.

He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden every summer. He was also a talented cabinetmaker.

He is survived by his daughter, Josette and husband, Bob Jordan, of Scranton; a grandson, Robert F. of Scranton; a granddaughter, Juanita Shoemaker of Moosic; a sister, Stella Gallitz; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also predeceased by a son, Joseph F., in 2007; two brothers, Walter and James; and three sisters, Bridget Gallitz, Helen Darbenzio and Jean Rose Gorleski.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut St., Dunmore.

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Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home
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(570) 344-4714

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 9, 2013