Joseph Kitchnefsky Jr., 76, of Tunkhannock, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Parks Kitchnefsky.
Born in Scranton on Aug. 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Irene L. Azarsky Kitchnefsky.
Joe attended Tunkhannock High School, the Church of Nativity B.V.M, Tunkhannock, and St. Mary's of the Lake, Lake Winola.
He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed playing softball on many local softball teams.
Joe especially enjoyed being in the outdoors, fishing and bear hunting. He was a member of many local bowling teams and enjoyed his time spent bowling.
He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandson.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: Jack, Kevin, and Shawn, all of Tunkhannock; brothers: Charles, John, and Jerry, all of Tunkhannock; sisters: Stella Marabelle, and Della Sands; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Joe was preceded in death by his brother, James.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joe was held on Monday Jan. 18, from the Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, celebrated by Rev. Patrick Albert. Interment followed in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
A viewing was held on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
Please visit the funeral home website to share memories or extend condolences.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Joe's name to Companionate Care Hospice, 1444 E Lackawanna Ave., Suite 218, Olyphant, PA 18447.