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Joseph Marykwas

June 24, 1932 - June 4, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: June 7, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Mary s Cemetery

Church St. Maria Goretti Church

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Joseph Marykwas, 86 of Exeter and formerly of Laflin, passed away Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019 at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township, with his family by his side.

Born in the Shantytown section of Jenkins Township, he was the son of the late George and Julia (Yachiow) Marykwas.

Joe was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and along with his late wife Helen was owner and operator of H & M Dress of Laflin and Helen’s Sports of Georgetown.

He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, The Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon, Post 558, The Polish American Veterans, Hudson, and the V.F.W. Lani Post 6325, Irishtown.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, the former Helen Steininger, brothers Michael, John, and Stephen Marykwas, sisters Anna Wojcik, Mary Malenky, Helen Sakalauskas, and Julia Capozza.

Surviving are his Son Joseph Marykwas and his wife Susan, Jim Thorpe, Grandchildren Justin and Jared Marykwas, and Taylor and Matthew Craigie, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:00 am in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702. The Parish Rosary Group will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the Church 30 minutes before the Mass. All are invited to attend. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Medical Center, 1111 East End Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 in Joe’s memory.


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


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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