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Joseph F. Mucha

Sunday, January 21, 1923Thursday, November 21, 2019

Joseph F. Mucha, 96, a resident of Swoyersville, passed into eternal life on Thursday morning, November 21, 2019, at the Highland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Exeter, where he was a guest for the past two years.

Born on January 21, 1923, in Swoyersville, Joseph was one of eight children born to the late Edward and Mary (Krull) Mucha.

Joseph was a lifelong resident of Swoyersville and a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School.

A United States Army Air Corps veteran, Joseph honorably served his country for nearly three years during World War II with the 560th Army Air Force Bombardment Squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge, the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with 6 bronze stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his honorable discharge on October 28, 1945, Joseph attained the rank of Sergeant.

Prior to his retirement, Joseph was employed as a machinist for the A. Rifkin Company, Hanover Township. In his earlier years, he was employed as a machinist for the former Duplan Silk Mill, Luzerne.

A faithful Catholic, Joseph was a lifelong member of the former Saint Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of his church, he became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Joseph’s favorite pastime was golfing with his family and friends, and he looked forward to his annual golf trips to Hilton Head, South Carolina.

In addition to his parents, Edward and Mary Mucha, Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Mucha and Stephen Mucha; his sisters, Mary Mucha, Anna Wasko, Helen Strish, Victoria Allen, and Matilda “Tillie” Popson; and his nephew, Terry Wasko.

Joseph is survived by his nieces, Sandra Sabetta and Sharon Popson; his nephews, Michael Popson, Kevin Popson, Christopher Mucha, Scott Wasko, and Jeff Wasko; and his great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff at the Highland Manor, Exeter, for the outstanding and compassionate care they provided Joseph over the past two years.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 10:00 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary the Maternity Roman Catholic Cemetery, West Wyoming, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Joseph’s viewing which will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Joseph’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 

Service Date
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:30am
Services

A viewing for Joseph will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home no later than 9:45 AM on Tuesday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his Pastor, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary the Maternity Roman Catholic Cemetery, West Wyoming, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Following the funeral service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Saint Mary the Maternity R.C. Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.