Joseph W. Velehoski

Dec. 9, 2012

Mr. Joseph W. Velehoski, 78, of Glendale, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, after a battle with cancer.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late John and Isabelle Lopatowska Velehoski. He attended Moosic High School. He served in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement 15 years ago, he was employed by ABF, Wilkes-Barre. More recently, he was employed by My Sister's Kitchen, Duryea.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 604, Moosic. Over the years, he was an avid supporter of Germania Hose Company, Duryea. Joseph enjoyed playing cards, gardening and picking mushrooms.

He and his wife, the former Lois Thomas, celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this past September.

Surviving in addition to his wife are son Joseph Velehoski and his wife, Ellen, of Duryea; son Tim Velehoski of Duryea; daughter, Amy Velehoski, and her fiancé, Mike Richards, of Glendale; granddaughters, Megan and Sarah Velehoski of Duryea; brother, John (Butch) Velehoski of Moosic; sister, Elaine (Cookie) Velehoski of Moosic; sister, Barbara (Bunny) Sweet, and her husband, Robert, of Taylor; sister-in-law, Carole Thomas of Mystic, Conn.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with Rev. Barbara Roberts, Pastor of the Moosic Methodist Church, Moosic. Interment will be in Langcliffe Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pittston Area , the , or Hospice Community Care. For more information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Funeral Home

Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642
(570) 457-4301

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 11, 2012