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Joseph M. Musewicz

1953 - 2020
Joseph M. Musewicz Obituary

Joseph M. Musewicz, 67, of Scranton, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, Pa.

Joe, as most knew him, was born on June 8, 1953, to the late Vincent John and Ann (Murray) Musewicz. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School, class of 1971, and he attended Penn State Worthington Campus, where he earned his associate degree.

Joe was a longtime employee at Mercy Hospital (now Regional Hospital) in Scranton, and he enjoyed the 25 years he spent working there. Everyone who knew Joe at "The Old Mercy" knew he loved to stop and chat and was always there to lend a hand or a smile to make someone's day. As a matter of fact, during his last days here on Earth, many of these same friends helped Joe feel extra comfortable as he was cared for at Regional Hospital.

Moreover, Joe lived his faith and enjoyed giving of himself in many other aspects of his life. He volunteered at St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, was a Eucharistic Minister at Immaculate Conception Parish (Scranton), and helped the less fortunate as often as he could.

For many years, he loved having supper and playing card and board games with his group of close-knit friends (you know who you are). He especially enjoyed their birthday dinners and the trips they would take together.

Mostly, Joe loved his large family. Always bringing one of his famous chocolate cakes or his Jello surprise, Joe made it to every family event. His family will forever remember the "Uncle Joe-isms" that he was very known for: from "WowWa" to "It's a B-E-A-YOU-tiful day!," Joe made his family laugh and smile whenever he was around. Additionally, they will forever remember his love of nicknames and his love of a good deal, his ability to break out into song, and his ability to give the best hugs possible.

What most will remember about Joe, however, is his giving spirit and his ability to make a new friend with anyone he met. He was always ready and willing to help others, always had respect for his elders, and was an unbelievably wonderful example to all.

Joe is survived by his brothers, Thomas and wife, Suellen; John and wife, Gail; and Michael Musewicz; his sister, Mary (Musewicz) Bradford; his close friend whom the siblings consider a sister, Sheila (Cotter) Kohut; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews who lit up his life, and he was a godfather to three of them, his nieces Maria (Musewicz) Van Norman, Emily (Bradford) Yeager, and Sarah (Musewicz) Baylor; and great-nephew, Leo Vincent Musewicz. Also, he is survived by his cousins, Judy Coleman, Mary Lou Emmel, and Helen Byrne, and numerous second cousins. Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Vincent J. Musewicz Jr.

A special note of thanks to the staff at Allied Skilled Nursing, Regional Hospital, and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for making Joe and his family feel comfort during the last couple of months, and especially during his last days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Joe's family asks that a donation be made in his name to either the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18059 (or via their website), or the Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis, 229 N. Main St., Coopersburg, PA 18036.

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