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Joseph E. Malia

Joseph E. Malia Obituary

Joseph E. Malia, 82, of Greenfield Twp., died Friday at home. His wife of 58 years is the former Kathleen M. Hess.

Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late John and Julia Pelak Malia. He was educated in the Carbondale public schools. Joseph was a truck driver and had worked for Gillen Coal Co. and later was employed by Gentex Corp., where he retired. He had attended St. Rose Church, Carbondale.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed. Joe enjoyed having animals in his life.

He is also survived by a daughter, Joleen Lavery and husband, Allen, Scott Twp.; a son, Joshua and wife, Peggy, Mayfield; and three grandchildren, Kyle, Kiana and Luke.

Joe was also preceded in death by a brother, John Malia; and a sister, Julia Wojtkunski.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., Simpson. For condolences, visit www.scotch


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