Joseph Anthony Peter Galuska, 86, of Moosic passed away Sunday, January 7th, 2018. He was born in Duryea on June 20th, 1931, and was the son of the late Andrew and Agnes Barlik Galuska.
Joseph was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He served as an airplane instrument mechanic in the United States Air Force from 1949-1953 with Honorable Discharge. He worked at the Trane Company in Dunmore for 37 years. Joe was a member of the American Legion, Brennan Regan Post 585, Duryea, where he was a financial and service officer. Joe loved bowling, spending time with his grandchildren, and meeting his first great-grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dolores and brothers, John, Stanley, and Thomas.
Surviving are his daughter, Rosanne J. Galuska Kuhar and husband, Thomas, Mountain Top; son, Joseph Galuska, Moosic; their cat, Dallas; grandchildren, Christopher Kuhar and fiancée, Kelly McAndarra, Ashlen Kuhar and companion, Eric Hoffman, Randie Kuhar; great-gandson, Nikolai James Kuhar; sister, Jean Nardone; brother-in-law, Joseph Nardone, Old Forge; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Galuska, Avoca, Janet Galuska, Tuxedo Park, N.J., Kathy Reid and brother-in-law, Jack Reid, who loved him very much; and nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 11:30 am in Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea. Father Joseph Evanko and Deacon Gene Kovatch of St. Jude's Parish Church, Mountain Top will officiate. Interment will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors. All are asked to go directly to the church for Mass. There will be no procession.
We would like to thank everyone at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospice for being so caring and compassionate not only to Joseph, but to our whole family.
Special Thank You to Dave Baloga for the beautiful music, Holy Redeemer Pallbearer Ministry, Fr. Jospeh Evanko, and Deacon Gene Kovatch.
In lieu of flowers and mass cards, please make donations to St. Jude Parish Building Fund, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop, PA 18707.