Joseph J. Cogliette, 82, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a courageous battle with the rare lung condition of amyloidosis. His wife of 49 years is the former Diane Ringler of Dunmore.
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Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Vincenzo Cogliette and Cathrine Tunnis-Socco-Cogliette-Orlando. He was a member of St. Ann's Basilica Parish, Scranton. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before retirement, he was owner of Royal Auto Sales Inc., Taylor.
Automobiles were Joseph's passion and career. He especially enjoyed Cadillacs, could always be found spending time at all the local car shows and was a diehard Steelers fan. Joseph proudly served his country as a corporal in the Army during the Korean War. Joe was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who enjoyed spending time with those he loved. Anyone who needed help knew they could count on him. No matter where he went, he met countless friends and could be found on his daily three-mile walks at the park, mall or gym. Nothing will be the same without him and he will be greatly missed. He passed away surrounded by his family.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Regional Hospital of Scranton and Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia for their care and support during a very difficult time.
Also surviving are three children, Joseph A. Cogliette of Dunmore; Denise Sherman of Dunmore; and James V. and daughter-in-law, Tanya M. Cogliette, of Scranton; three grandsons, Noah and Jonah Cogliette; and Hunter Sherman of Dunmore; two sisters, Esther and husband, Anthony Notarianni, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Josephine (Babe) and husband, Thomas Cometa, of Scranton; along with nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Brian Sherman of Dunmore; and two sisters, Philomena Borgia and Elizabeth Sacco, both of Scranton.
The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut St., Dunmore, with Mass at 10 in St. Ann's Basilica, 1250 St. Ann's St., Scranton, followed by interment at Dunmore Cemetery. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions be made to Diane Cogliette, 1618 Dorothy St., Scranton, PA 18504.
For online condolences visit, www.DunmoreFunerals.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 5, 2013
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