Phyllis B. Joseph, 87, of Hanover Township, died Saturday, October 1, 2011, in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, on August 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Gulbish Wasley. She was a 1942 graduate of Hanover Township High School.
On February 10, 1948, she married the late John D. “Jack” Joseph, who died September 29, 2006.
Phyllis was a member of St. Aloysius Church for more than 60 years. She was a member of the ILGWU.
Until retiring, she was employed by Sea Isle Sportswear and Roxanne Fashions. After her retirement she received great joy from being involved in the Foster Grandparent program at Kistler Elementary School, Wilkes-Barre.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Jack, she was preceded in death by brother, Edmund Wasley, and granddaughter Michelle Schuler.
Surviving her are two sons, Stanley Joseph and his wife, Kathy, Pikes Creek, and Richard Joseph and his wife, Karen, Hughestown; daughter, Susan Schuler, and her husband, Robert, Macungie; seven grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas Joseph; Michael, Matthew and Jeffrey Schuler; Ricky and Stephanie Joseph; four great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Morgan Schuler, and Nicholas and Emily Joseph; sister, Gertrude Muchler, Hanover Township; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home, 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be private, held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Plymouth.
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