Joseph D. Rough Jr., 92, of Pardeesville passed away Friday at St. Luke Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton.
Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Winifred (Gavio) Rough and was a member of Good Shepherd Church, Drums.
He worked at the Standard-Speaker for 39 years. He helped build the Hazle Twp. Little League Field, won four championships from 1969 to 1972 with Farmers Dairy and coached his sons. Joseph was also an avid hunter and a Notre Dame Fan.
He was also a good storyteller, telling stories to his grandchildren about growing up with his friends on Alter Street and the games they played. As his grandchildren grew up, he loved going to all their sporting events, he was their number one fan. Joseph and his wife also enjoyed traveling.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Anna Mae Clatch, in 2011; and brothers, Francis and John Rough.
Surviving are his sons, Charles Rough and wife, Patricia, Ridgewood; and Joseph Rough III, Pardeesville; daughter, Carmine Ann Paisley and husband, Bruce, West Hazleton; grandchildren, Jarrod, Jennifer and Jonathan Rough; Nicole Paisley and her fiancé, Edgardo Velazquez; and Gabrielle Paisley; great-grandchildren, Mckenzie and Gabriella Velazquez; and several nieces and nephews.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Good Shepherd Church.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences can be sent through www.moranfuneralhome.com.