Joseph P. Pascoe, 77, Carbondale, died Wednesday afternoon at the VNA Hospice Unit, Scranton, after a brief illness.
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Born Feb. 16, 1937, in Carbondale, son of the late Santo A. Pascoe, former Lackawanna County Sheriff, and the late Rose Cerra Pascoe, he was a 1954 graduate of the Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and received a Bachelor of Science in history and a Master of Science in history education from the University of Scranton. Before his retirement, he had been employed as a high school history teacher by the Carbondale Area School District for 33 years. He served as company clerk with the 109th Infantry of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale, was a founding member of the Carbondale Historical Society, served on the board of directors of the Carbondale Public Library, was a member of the Carbondale Shade Tree Commission and was an active member of his high school reunion committee.
Special thanks is expressed to the nurses and staff at Geisinger VNA Hospice Care Unit for the care provided to Joe during his final days.
He is survived by two brothers, the Rev. Louis B. Pascoe, S.J. of Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.; and Ronald A. Pascoe and wife, Mary Jane, Carbondale; three nephews, Ronald D. Pascoe and wife, Tammy; Jeffrey J. Pascoe and James A. Pascoe; a great-niece, Gina Pascoe; two aunts and several cousins.
He was also preceded in death by infant twin sisters, Angelina and Francesca Pascoe.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carbondale Historical Society, P.O. Box 151, Carbondale, PA 18407 or the Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., Carbondale, PA 18407.
For directions or to send online condolences to the family, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 8, 2014