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Joseph Smith

September 26, 2009

Joseph Smith, 86, of 41 Crisman St., Forty Fort, died Saturday evening at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Young) Smith. He was a member of Holy Name/St. Mary’s Church, Swoyersville, where he was a former altar server and a member of the choir.

Joseph was a 1941 graduate of GAR High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Wilkes-Barre.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were sisters Bertha and Margaret; brothers Eugene, John and Francis Smith; and a grandson, Derek Wiedwald.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Virginia Lynch; a son, Patrick, and wife Grace Marie, McAdoo; a daughter, Ann Wiedwald, and her husband, William, Kingston; grandchildren Patrick Smith Jr., Kiersten and Andrew Wiedwald; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Name/St. Mary’s Church, Swoyersville.

The Rev. Eugene Ritz will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call today, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

The Stanley E. Anislosky Funeral Home, McAdoo, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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