Joseph Michael Falchek

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Jan. 20, 2013

Joseph Michael Falchek, 39, of Plains Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Plains on June 7, 1973, he was the son of Joseph C. and Jacqueline (Stanley) Falchek of Plains.

Joe was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1992, and also Misericordia University, Dallas, where he earned an associate's degree in Applied Science and received the "Rho Tau" Award in the study of radiologic technology. He was employed by Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre as a certified radiology technician since 1995.

Joe had a love for automobiles and was especially proud of his prized Corvette. He was also an avid NASCAR enthusiast and loved spending time with his niece and nephews. He was a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clement and Lottie Falchek and Michael and Rose Stanley.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his sisters, Jennifer Falchek, Plains, and Janeen McKenna and her husband, John, Middletown, Del.; brother, Jeffrey Falchek, and his wife, Meredith, Kingston; niece and nephews, Jeffrey and Riley Falchek, Jacqueline and Jason McKenna.

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Plains.

Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020, or to Geisinger Foundation in support of Radiology Tech Education in memory of Joe Falchek, c/o GSWB Administration, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Published in Times Leader on Jan. 22, 2013