Joseph George Pramick, 88, of Exeter formerly of Dupont passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was born in Dupont on February 10, 1929 and was the son of the late Michael and Susan (Prebish) Pramick.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Helen (Marczewski) Pramick, who passed away on October 17, 2016 and his brother, Michael Pramick.
He is survived by a son, Michael D. Pramick and his wife, Jacqueline, Pittston Township and daughter, Naomi Pizano and her husband, Thomas, Exeter; four grandchildren, Michelle Pramick and husband, Sander Gottlieb; Jessica Pizano and husband, Erik Vanston; Amanda Pramick and significant other, Stephen Archer; and Melissa Pizano and husband, Albert Dragg; great-grandchildren, Jonah Gottlieb, Sawyer Gottlieb, Benjamin Archer and an additional great-grandchild expected in April as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joseph was a member of St. John The Evangelist Parish Church, Pittston. He was a graduate of Dupont High School, where he excelled in football and baseball. He provided for his family by working in the mines, helping with the family business, Pramick’s Café, and working construction for Sordoni. He was a proud member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Laborers’ Local 130 Scranton, PA. Joseph had a passion for coaching baseball and girls’ softball. He coached the Dupont little league baseball team, Kaminski’s, where they won at least 4 championships and was the coach or assistant softball coach for Seton Catholic, Pittston Area, Wyoming Area, and Dupont ASA Softball League. He was affectionately known by his players as Grandpa Joe or Pop.
Family was everything to Grandpa Joe. He shared his love for the outdoors with his son, Michael, through hunting and fishing and loved spending time at Mountain Lake surrounded by his family. He was an excellent and loving father who was always supportive of his children. In recent years, he lived with and spent much of his time with his daughter Naomi, where they would talk and enjoy each other’s company, as well as visiting with his son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as often as possible.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston at 10:00am with Fr. Joseph Elston officiating. Friends may call on Friday evening, December 1st from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.