Joseph O'Malley

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Joseph O'Malley, 54, Peckville, died Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was married to his best friend, the former Lisa Ann Zyats. The couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on June 30.

Born in Scranton, son of Elizabeth Duffy-Macinsky, Scranton, and Robert Petrin, Seattle, Wash., he was a graduate of Riverside High School.

He spent the vast majority of his adulthood working in the construction industry. Amidst the 25 years he spent working and presiding over Bernie's Northeast Aluminum & Vinyl Products, he also served as the founder and owner of O'Malley Gutters from 1998-2006.

One of Joseph's greatest joys in life was spending time with his beloved granddaughter, Avianna, his "Dida." He touched the lives of whomever he encountered and would do anything for anyone, coining him the nickname "Uncle Joe." Stretching from his childhood friends from Taylor/West Side to the guys from the Valley, Joe's presence was deeply felt by all. He also took great pride in the maintenance of his lawn and enjoyed playing and watching golf, especially with his son, Michael.

Also surviving are two sons, Jason and fiancée, Lauren, Scranton; and Michael, Philadelphia; two sisters, Sherry O'Malley and husband, Paul, Dickson City; and Kathy, Kingston; a brother, Tommy, Forty Fort; two grandchildren, Avianna and Lilliana; his father and mother-in-law, Edward and Jean Zyats, Moosic; a sister-in-law, Lori Zyats, Mesa, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Eddie Zyats, Moosic; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Mildred Duffy; and his sister, Maureen.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Church Street, Archbald. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday from 1 p.m. until Mass time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations made to For the Love of O'Malley, c/o the Honesdale National Bank, 202 Betty Street, Eynon, PA 18403.

Arrangements by the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, Jessup.
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Published in Scranton Times on May 14, 2014