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Joseph J. Kulesza

November 14, 1928 - March 27, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: March 30, 2022

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Chapel Lawn Memorial Park

Church Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.

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Joseph J. Kulesza, 93 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday morning, March 27, 2022 at Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Kingston, PA.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late John and Sophie (Jachimiach) Kulesza.

Joseph was a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge from active duty in 1953, he was employed as a laborer for the Wilkes-Barre City Department of Public Works until his retirement.

Joseph was an avid baseball fan and his favorite team was the Boston Red Sox. He made many trips to Fenway Park in Boston to watch games. He would also go to watch the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders and the Pawtucket Red Sox play in Moosic.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, the former Helen D. Jarmolowski on July 14, 2021, sisters Jennie Wnorowski, Rose Fetzer, and Sophia Bilski, brothers Stanley Korzenski, John, Chester, and Edward Kulesza, son-in-law James Cross.

Surviving are his son Joseph A. Kulesza and his wife Beverly, Exeter, daughter Joanne Cross, Wilkes-Barre Township, grandchildren Jimmy Cross and his wife Sarah, Austin, TX, Joseph R. Kulesza and his fiancée Nicole Evans, Mountain Top, Jason Cross, Wilkes-Barre Township, and Brittany E. Kulesza, Exeter, great-granddaughter Maddie Evans, Mountain Top, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Joseph will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705. Interment with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army will be held in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Family and friends may call Wednesday morning from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Joseph’s memory.


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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