Joseph J. Menn Jr.

Joseph J. Menn Jr., 76, of Echo Valley Drive, Shavertown, died on Friday at his home.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Joseph J. Menn Sr. and Mary Gerrity Menn. He graduated from Wyoming High School and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Joseph had resided in Shavertown for the past 13 years. Previously he had resided for many years in Forty Fort and Kingston. Prior to his retirement he was self-employed and sold electrical equipment.

Joe was a member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown, and he served as an Eucharistic minister. He was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Assumpta Council 3987, Luzerne. He was past president of Forty Fort Little League, Fort-Swoyer Teeners League, the Forty Fort Lions Club and other parent and service organizations. He also served as a PIAA swim official for more than 30 years. He devoted much of his time to whatever his sons were involved in.

His wife, Nancy Davis Menn, preceded him in death in 2003.

Surviving are his sons, Dr. Joseph J. Menn, III, of Surfside Beach, S.C. and his wife, Dr. Karen, Robert W. Menn of Forty Fort and his wife, Kelly, Gary C. Menn of Dallas and his wife Lynn, Richard D. Menn, Danbury, Conn.; sisters, Mary Lou Skesavage, Manasquan, N.J.; Virgina Perry, Binghamton, N.Y., and her husband, David; brother, David Menn, and wife, Diane, Ridgefield, Conn. A proud grandfather, Joe was always happiest spending time with Robbie, Michael, Marissa, Sara, Joe and Cassie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese's Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown, with Father James Paisley, officiating. The interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the .

Arrangements are by the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. For any information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 9, 2013