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Joseph J. Staskiel

December 11, 1938 - March 3, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: March 7, 2019

Viewing for family and friends will be on Wednesday, 4 to 7 pm

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am in SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, West Locust Street, West Scranton.

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Joseph J. Staskiel, 80, of West Scranton, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton, after being stricken ill at home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Maryann O’Malley Staskiel. Born on December 11, 1938 in GlenLyon, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Dankulich Staskiel. Joe was a 1957 graduate of Newport Township High School and was a United States Army Veteran, having served in Iceland. Joe worked as an analysis technician at Procter and Gamble for more than 31 years. He was an active member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, where he was a current member of the choir and was a volunteer at the church fund raising events. He was a member of American Legion Kosciuszko Post 207, as current Adjutant and was dedicated to 207 by hands-on with all their activities. Joe loved horses and all animals. He built two barns for his daughter Jenn. He was an avid collector of fossils and he and his wife Maryann would travel to local schools to display his vast collection. Joe acquired his pilot license with a glider and seaplane rating. Joe and Maryann traveled throughout the USA and enjoyed being with people and never had a bad work to say about anyone. All who knew him will truly miss him. Along with his wife Maryann, he is survived by two daughters, Lori Bogedin and husband Jerry, their children; Joe’s grandchildren, Ryan, Anastasia, Alena and Tatiana Bogedin, Jennifer Staskiel and husband John Wascovich  and her children, Joe’s grandchildren, Samantha, Joseph and Elena Vieczorek and many loving nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three sisters; Josephine Hodick, Rosemary Sutcavage and infant, Arlenka, and one brother, Edward Staskiel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am in SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, West Locust Street, West Scranton, by the Rev. Sam J. Ferretti, Pastor. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Viewing for family and friends will be on Wednesday, 4 to 7 pm in the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SS Peter & Paul R. C. Church, 1309 W. Locust St., Scranton, 18504. To leave a personal condolence, visit the funeral home website.