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Joseph Rada


Joseph Rada, 91, of Duryea, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at St. Luke’s Villa, Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Pittston and was the son of the late John Rada and Anna (Dunay) Rada.

Joseph was the husband of the late Arlene (Coolbaugh) Rada.

He worked at Swanee Paper Company/Pope and Talbot in Ransom, PA for 42 years. After retirement, he went to work part time for Mike's Scrapyard in Scranton until 2016. He was a member of Germania Fire Co. and Ambulance Squad. He was also a Mason and member of the Irem Temple Shrine.

He is survived by daughter, Betty Jo Flaherty; grandchildren, Erin Flaherty, Megan Flaherty and Sean Flaherty; brother John Rada; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife Arlene, he was preceded in death by brother Stephen Rada, sisters Mary (Rada) Asmussen, and Helen (Rada) Keiper.

Funeral services will be privately held.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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