Joseph Romanoski

Joseph Jerome Romanoski

1921 - 2020

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Obituary of Joseph Jerome Romanoski

Joseph J. Romanoski, passed away on February 29th.   He was born and raised in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre and was the son of Francis and Catherine Romanoski.       Joe attended the City schools including Coughlin High School.  He was a veteran of WW II serving three years with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre.  After discharge he was a driver for the former Wilkes-Barre Transit Company. Upon its closure he was employed as a Security Officer at the Western Electric Corporation and the Vertol Aero Space Corp in New Jersey.  Upon returning to the Valley, he began a career as Corrections Officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Justice retiring after 25 years of service. Joe was a very talented carpenter, designer, and builder.  His crowning achievement was designing and constructing the family business known as the Patio Snack Bar on Rte 115 Bear Creek, an endeavor he and his wife Florence managed for 25 years.  To those that knew him well, it is often said, he never stops.  He was a member of Lodge 036 of the Wyoming Valley Fraternal Order of Police where he served as Chaplin for over 20 years.   He was also a member of the Polish America Veteran association, having been a member for over 45 years and former member of the Board of Governors.   He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, who passed away in November 2014.  He was also preceded in death by brothers George, William, Gerald, Francis, Edward, Andrew, Peter and Sisters Catherine, Mildred.  Joe is survived by  his children Joseph and his wife Beatrice, Robert and his wife Marcia, grandson Joseph and his wife Heather, granddaughter Melissa, great grandchildren Alex and Kyla, his brother Leonard,and numerous nephews and nieces.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saints Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Twp.,on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  with Rev. John Lambert as celebrant. Friends may call at the church for one hour prior to mass. Interment will military honors will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers,memorial donations may be given to Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, 190 Welles St #166, Forty Fort, PA ,18704.
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Thursday
5
March

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663
Thursday
5
March

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663