June 9, 2012
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Joel E. Gurley, 48, of Duryea, passed away Saturday June 9, at CMC Hospital Scranton, due to injuries related to a motorcycle accident. He was born in Springfield, Mass., on July 18, 1963 and was the son of Celine (Gurley) LaRose and the late Joel Gurley and stepfather Vincent Judge. Joel was a 1981 gradate of Pittston Area High School. After high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1981-1985. Joel was a self-employed carpenter, mason and arborist, and he was an avid outdoorsmen who enjoying hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by his siblings, Charlene and her husband, Gary Gaudette, of Springfield, Mass.; Lynn and husband, Ray Naugle, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; David Trombly, of Duryea; Doreen and husband, Michael Moughan, of Hughestown; Eddie and his fiancée Judy O'Boyle, of Pittston, and Lori Gurley, of West Wyoming. Also surviving are 23 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and great-nephews. And his dog Lucky "7." A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 13, with services at 8 p.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Father James J. Alco of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Harding, officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of Joel Gurley. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com .
Published in Times Leader on June 12, 2012