Joseph was a firefighter and certified EMT for Tobyhanna Army Depot for 20 years. His best day on the job was on his birthday in 1985 on an ambulance run. He delivered a baby girl in a Burger King parking lot.
He also was a volunteer firefighter for Dickson City. Served in the U.S. Marines for 5 years honorably discharged after two tours of duty on Vietnam 1965-1967.
A loving and devoted husband and father. We were married for 21 wonderful years. I am and always have been proud of him. An avid hunter and fisherman he shared these with his son. They were the best of buddies. John was always with his dad, even joining the junior fire department in town.
He was a good man and a trusted friend to many. Living life with gusto he had two favorite sayings:
“Enjoy it today because I could be gone tomorrow, and I want no regrets in life.”
“When my time comes, I hope God takes me quickly doing what I love, fighting a fire or out in the woods hunting or fishing.” He passed doing the career he loved.