Joseph M. Masko Jr. of Scott Township, died on June 6, 2022 at home. His wife is the former Audrey Kelly. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 5th.
Born in Scranton, he is the son of Ann A. Wharton Masko and the late Joseph M. Masko, Sr. Joe was a graduate of Mid Valley High School and Penn State University. He retired from Specialty Records/WEA Manufacturing IT Department in 2004, after 20 years. He then went to work for the PA Department of Labor and officially retired in 2017.
Joe died a loved and respected man. He was hardworking and always helpful to those who needed guidance. His laugh was easy, deep and infectious, especially when recalling his childhood and teenage years. Joe very much enjoyed and appreciated the simple things in life, like coffee, reading the newspaper, cutting the grass and watching sports. He loved spending time and sharing meals with family and pets. There wasn't any person or pet that didn't love him and his gentle spirit. He was a great son, brother, husband, father, uncle, friend and neighbor. He saw the best in people and always believed in their goodness. Joe will always be remembered and forever missed.
He is also survived by one son, Joseph, Scott Township; two daughters: Rebecca Orr and husband, Matthew and Elizabeth, all of Clarks Green; one brother, John M. and wife, Barbara, Olyphant; many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, James M.
Memorial funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9th at 10AM at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant by Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, pastor. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Family and friends may call from 9AM until the time of mass at the church.
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18509, a charity of the donor's choice.
For online condolences or directions, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.