Joseph M. Corey

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Joseph M. Corey, 44, of Harveys Lake, left this earth too soon. Joe passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 7, 1968, a son of the late Dr. Peter John Corey and Ann Matzoni Corey of Dallas.

Joe was a graduate of Coughlin High School. He received his bachelor of science degree from Penn State University and a master of science degree from the University of Scranton.

Joe spent his career at the United Methodist Homes. He began his career as an activities director and ended his career as a vice president/administrator at the Tunkhannock Campus. He loved his work, the residents and all of the staff and family with whom he came in contact.

He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Harveys Lake.

Joe loved being with his family. He was a avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. Joe was a kind, loving man. He was always giving and generous and will be remembered by those who knew him.

Joe was a great man who was taken from his life, family and friends too soon and will forever be missed.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his Noni, Laura Matzoni, Mocanaqua; grandmother, Louise Coray, Wilkes-Barre; two uncles, Joseph Coray, Towanda, N.Y., and Anthony Coray, State College; and a brother-in-law, Nicholas Chovanes, Macungie.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Lesley Anne Corey, Harveys Lake; children, Jacob, Zachary and Hailey; mother, Ann Corey, Dallas; sisters, Terri Gorman, Laflin; Jackie Chovanes, Macungie; Stephanie Corey-Marks, Redwood City, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Joseph and Corey Gorman; Sophie, Olivia and Annie Chovanes; Nico Corey-Civitello and Owen and Grace Marks.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Victory, 16 Second St., Harveys Lake, with Father Daniel Toomey officiating. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for Mass. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and family may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Homes Resident Support Fund, 50 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2013
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