Joseph W. Ulitchney

WILKES-BARRE — Joseph W. Ulitchney, 71, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

He was born May 16, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Frank and Anna Tarasek Ulitchney. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and was employed in construction, working out of Laborers Union, Local 215. He worked at the Berwick Power Plant for many years.

Mr. Ulitchney enjoyed fishing, raising pigeons and Lionel trains. He was a member of the Polish American Veterans Club in Hudson and liked meeting his friends at the Great Escape.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert D. Siskovitch; brothers, Frank and Ronald Ulitchney.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 11, 2014; daughters, Joann Dalsanto and her husband, Mark, Plains Township, Susan McHugh and her husband, William C., Wilkes-Barre, Janet Keats and her husband, Michael, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Joseph McHugh, Amanda Siskovitch and her fiance, Thomas Butch, Mathew Keats, Michael Keats, Mackenzie Keats, Michaela Keats; nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Private interment services will be held in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hudson. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Published in Times Leader from July 17 to July 18, 2014