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Joseph William Lynn


Joseph William Lynn, age 85, of Pittston passed away peacefully early Monday morning, January 22, surrounded by his family and the wonderful staff at Highland Manor Nursing Home. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Logolia) Lynn.

Joseph was a corporal in the Army, having served during the Korean War. He worked at McKinney Manufacturing, Scranton for 34 years prior to his retirement and spent several years as a ticket teller at Pocono Downs Race Track. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and a faithful parishioner and volunteer at St. John the Evangelist Church. He spent many weekends helping friends and family with home improvement projects and later in his life cleaned at the church every week with his devoted cleaning crew. He served as President of the Irish Children’s Aid organization in 1980 and was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Palenski and his brother, John (Sonny).

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, the former Mary Receski of Duryea; sister-in-law Rose and husband Mike Beneski, Peckville; brother-in-law Daniel Palenski and Theresa, Springfield, VA; and children, Annette and husband, Greg Bobby, Reston, VA; Joanne Pantucci, Pittston; Joseph Lynn, West Pittston. He is also survived and enjoyed doting over his six grandchildren, Erin, Brandon, Jack, Jillian, Matthew and Aiden. He was a loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews, including three great-nieces and eight great-nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Highland Manor Nursing Home, Bayada Hospice and Dr. Mauer Biscotti for the compassionate care they provided over the last few years.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William St., Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 5-8pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s memory to St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

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