Joseph Blasi, 92, of Avoca passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at his home. He was born in Scranton on October 19, 1927 and was the son of the late Joseph and Christina (Colizzo) Blasi.
Joseph was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He was a graduate of Central High School, Scranton. Joe was employed as a union painter and retired from West Side Paint with 40 years of employment. He was a life-time member of the Painter’s Union and was a member of the South Side Bachelors Club, South Scranton. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a passion for harness racing. Joe was the owner of several harness racing horses and his racing took him to many events throughout the East Coast. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Kubowitz Blasi, who passed away in 2008 as well as his brothers Vito and Chris Blasi.
He is survived by his daughter Donna Coval and her husband George, of Moosic and his son Christopher and his wife Laurie, of Avoca. Also surviving are his grandchildren Michael and Nichole Blasi, Nick Coval and his wife Megan and Beverly Krumsky and her husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Annie and Gracie Coval; his brother Angelo and his wife Jean, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Private interment service will be held at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. The family will have a memorial mass of Christian burial at a later date when family and friends can come together to celebrate Joeseph’s life.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.