Joseph M. Nealon Jr.
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Joseph M. Nealon Jr., 58, of the Hanover Green section of Hanover Twp., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on March 20, 1962, he was the son of the late Joseph M. Sr. and Judith Wilkie Nealon.

Joe was employed by Hanover Twp. Medic 9, Newport Twp. Ambulance, Charnetski Transportation and the Newport Twp. Fire Department.

He was a lifelong member of both the Ashley Fire Department and the Breslau Hose Company 5. He was a member of the Glen Lyon/Alden Volunteer Hose Co., the Hanover Twp. Fire District, Pennsylvania State Fireman's Association, Six County Fireman's Association, Amvets Post 59, Hanover Twp. and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church Men's Club., Hanover Twp.

Joe loved to volunteer his time. He always enjoyed playing "Santa Claus" for various organizations he was involved in. He loved to golf and he enjoyed fishing. He was an avid Penn State football and Oakland/LA/Las Vegas Raider's football fan. But most of all, Joe loved to spend his time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his companion of over 20 years, Karen Tarnalicki; stepdaughter, Nicole Hanlon (Mark); sisters, Michelle Nealon (Brian); Joyce Skupski (Jay); Justine Shields (Rick); brothers, Jeffrey Nealon (Donna); James Nealon (Debbie); numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private family viewing will be held Wednesday at George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.

Committal service along with a ceremony by the Fire Department will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

The funeral procession will follow North Main Street then pass the Ashley Fire Dept. to Cemetery Street toward Ashley Street and finally onto St. Mary's Road for any family or friends who would wish to line the route around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations can be made in Joe's memory to both the Hanover Twp. Fire Department or to the Newport Twp. Fire Department.

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Published in Citizens Voice on Jun. 2, 2020.
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June 4, 2020
To The Nealon Family, My Mother and I would like to send our condolences to you and the family at this most difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dobish Family
Karen Lee
June 3, 2020
Joe was my family's friend for his life he was my bus driver it's sad to see him go
Connor Padden
June 3, 2020
It's sad because my family and I knew him he was my moms and nanny's and was my bus driver it was sad to see him go
Connor Padden
June 3, 2020
To the Nealon Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of mourning. I am so sorry for your loss.
Douglas Austin
June 2, 2020
To the Nealon Family,
Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to learn of Joes passing . He was such a great guy. Have many memories of Joe from a young age .He always had a smile on his face. You will all be in my prayers !
Colleen Claherty Hannagan
Friend
June 2, 2020
Joe, was a great man. He was very compassionate about helping others. He always was a happy guy. Thoughts and prayers are with friends and family.
Kimberly Ropietski
Friend
June 2, 2020
Remembering a class act. Joe was one person that changed the world to the better.
The Metzger Family
Friend
June 2, 2020
I knew Joseph from the Mens Club, and i can say he was warm and welcoming, and always had a smile in the events we had.
His company was friendly and humorous.
He will be missed.
Michael Williams
Friend
June 2, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to my late husband Kim buckland of Ashley and mine for over 20+ years. I enjoyed working side-by-side with Joe during my brief membership to the ladies auxiliary of Breslau, and working with him on water rescues.
Mari Buckland
Friend
June 2, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I have known Joe (and the rest of the Nelons) my entire life and he will surely be missed. My son had Mr. Joe as a bus driver and he is very sorry for your loss as well. My God give you the strength to get through the difficult times. Praying for you all.
Nancy (Stein) Walmsley
Neighbor
June 2, 2020
He was a great man
Linda Byra
June 2, 2020
Karen and family I am so sorry for your loss. Another angel in Heaven. Fly high I will keep you in my prayers.
Lynette Thiemann
June 2, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy. He will surely be missed by all.
Marcia and Steve Moore
June 2, 2020
Marcia and Steve Moore
June 2, 2020
Laura Jarus
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