Joseph M. Lavix

October 7, 2012

Joseph M. Lavix, 74, of the Hudson section of Plains Township, passed away Sunday afternoon at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, after suffering a heart attack.

Born in Hudson, he was the son of the late John J. and Anna A. (Lukus) Lavix.

Joe was a graduate of Marymount High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1955, and was employed as a sales representative for Gerber Baby Food for 33 years, retiring in 1995.

Joe served as a Plains Township commissioner from 1972 to 1984 representing the First Ward. He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church, Plains; the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon, Post 558; the Itlo Club, Hilldale Section of Plains, and a member of the R.O.M.E.O. Club, which met daily at 7 a.m. at Michael's Restaurant.

He and his wife, the former Genevieve Grabko, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on September 17, 2012.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Genevieve, are his daughters, Lisa Harding and her husband, Joseph, Plains; Carol Lavix and her partner, Shirley Knelly, Annapolis, Maryland; sister, Rebecca Kulbaski, Ashley; nephews and nieces.

The family would like to pay special acknowledgement to Pauline Calebrese for her companionate care and friendship.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at noon in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains, at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at Ss. Peter & Paul Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, or the Osterhout Free Library, Plains Branch, 126 North Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, in Joe's memory.

Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 9, 2012