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Joseph L. Sagliocco

Joseph L. Sagliocco, 83, of Port Griffith, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Hughestown on February 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Ralph and Matilda (Serino) Sagliocco.

He was a graduate of Hughestown High School. He served in the 109th Artillery West Pittston for 10 years as a Staff Sergeant in the National Guard Reserves.

Joseph was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, which is now St. Joseph Marello Parish.

Joseph was also a member of VFW Post 4909 in Dupont, PA. He had worked for BF Goodrich, Topps Chewing Gum, and retired from

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Joseph was a passionate Phillies baseball and Eagles football fan,

and every summer night was spent watching the Phillies with his son Joseph Jr. He was an avid walker.

Joseph was most proud of his family, and was especially proud of his grandchildren. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle and he will be truly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Rosalie Lapsansky Sagliocco in 2008; brothers, Louis Salio and Ralph Sagliocco; sisters, Angie Rubbico, Mary Salio, and Matilda Chacko.

Surviving are his children, Mary Jo Givens and her husband Kenneth, Mountaintop; Joseph Sagliocco and his wife Dorothy, Port Griffith, and Primo Sagliocco, Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Maria Sagliocco Blasko and her husband Marc, Kristian Givens, Connor Givens, and Matthew Sagliocco; brother, Sylvester Salio, Forty Fort; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church Thursday morning. Interment will follow in West Pittston Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Joseph was an avid supporter of the SPCA, so all Memorial donations may be made to Luzerne County SPCA or the Oblates of St. Joseph.

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