Joseph R. Shiptoski, 91, previously of Sheatown, Newport Twp., handed away Friday Dec. 24, 2021, at Highland Park Senior Dwelling, Wilkes-Barre Twp.
Born in Glen Lyon, Newport Twp., he was the son of the late Walter and Martha (Keel) Shiptoski. His spouse, Phyllis M. (Chrzan) Shiptoski, with whom he celebrated sixty three years of marriage, handed away in 2016. Joseph departed this earth in an effort to be with Phyllis in Heaven for Christmas Day.
He was a 1948 graduate of Newport Twp. Excessive College and continued his schooling at Penn State College the place he studied Engineering. He subsequently turned an element time teacher at Penn State’s Hazleton Campus. He labored for a number of native engineering corporations as a mechanical engineer and achieved the standing of being registered as a Skilled Engineer by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania together with the states of Ohio and Virginia. He retired from the Engineering Division of Tobyhanna Military Depot in 1996.
He was beforehand an lively member of the Wilkes-Barre YMCA the place he made many buddies on the Health Middle. He additionally loved watching previous films, going for hikes and was an avid tennis participant. Joe was lively in his group the place he previously served as President of the Nanticoke Rotary Membership and was a recipient Rotary’s Paul Harris Award. He was additionally very concerned in Holy Youngster Parish, Sheatown, earlier than its merger into St. Faustina Parish, Nanticoke, the place he continued as a parish member.
Most significantly, Joseph was a devoted loving husband and father. He all the time put his household and others earlier than himself.
He will probably be deeply missed by his household. Surviving is daughter, Maryann, Nanticoke; sons, Richard, Huntington Twp.; Brian, Weatherly; Paul and his spouse, Susan, Lee part of Glen Lyon; grandchildren, Frederick, Michael, Jason, Maria and Kelley; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jackson, Tyler and Jeremy; and great-great-grandchildren, Mason and Emily. Additionally surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral companies will probably be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral House, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke.
Interment will comply with in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Viewing and visitation hours will probably be from 5 to eight p.m. Tuesday on the funeral residence.
The household wish to thank the workers at Highland Park Senior Dwelling for the kindness and compassion proven to Joseph whereas he resided there.
In lieu of flowers, please do an act of kindness for somebody – Joseph will respect your gesture.
To go away the household a condolence or expression of sympathy, please go to www.dinellifuneralhome.com.
Printed by Residents Voice on Dec. 26, 2021.