Joseph A. Casey Jr., of Dorrance Township, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 2, 2011, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, on January 2, 1958. He was a son of Sandra Coleman Casey and the late Joseph A. Casey Sr.
Joe was employed by O & M Multi-Trade as a foreman for 27 years, and was a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Township.
Joe was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was known as one always willing to lend a hand or to strike up a conversation with anyone.
He will also be remembered as a die-hard Steelers fan, and for his passion for riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Christine Falcheck Case; five children, Nicole, Nadine, Shannon, Joseph and Sean, all of Dorrance Township; his mother, Sandra; and siblings, Larry, Brian, Kim, Keith and Alison.
Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joe’s name to the American Heart Association.