Louis J. "Joe" Martinelli
Albert P O'Donnell Funeral Home
2025 Green Ridge St
Dunmore, PA

Louis J. "Joe" Martinelli of Dunmore died Tuesday at home. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Dobbie Oswald. They would have been married 45 years in May.

Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late Joseph V. and Kathleen Martinelli and the late Eleanor Matiko Martinelli. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1968. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War as a Military Police 211 Century Dogs. Prior to retirement, he worked for GNB/Exide Battery. He was a member of Dunmore United Methodist Church.

Joe was the guy that would talk to anyone, at any place. He remembered faces and names of people he hadn't seen in years. He loved watching movies, sports, fishing and taking walks in the woods. He played football for the 1967 championship team at Pittston Area. Upon returning from the Vietnam War, he played for the Lackawanna County Eagles 1972-73 and the Northeast Stars from 1974-76. In recent years he loved to cook, garden and play with his grandchildren, Ethan and Aidan. He will be remembered lovingly for his big hugs and being a Mr. Fix-it.

Also surviving are two daughters, Liza and husband, Brian Murray, Scranton; and Lindsey and husband, Dave Tomics, Slatington; two brothers, two sisters, stepsiblings, five grandchildren and many extended family members.

A blessing service will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Taylor on Friday at noon at the Albert P. O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Published by Scranton Times on Jan. 13, 2022.
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Albert P O'Donnell Funeral Home
2025 Green Ridge St, Dunmore, PA
Albert P O'Donnell Funeral Home
2025 Green Ridge St, Dunmore, PA
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so sorry for your loss
john, pat oswald and pittsburgh family
January 18, 2022
Wonderful man....worked with him for years....sorry for your loss.
Emil Laurito
January 16, 2022
John skip McGlynn
January 13, 2022
Dobbie, Liza and Lindsay, So sorry to read of Louie's passing. He was indeed a great guy and loved by all who knew him. Bless you all.
Kathy Smotryski
January 13, 2022
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