Joseph Cadau, 63, of Pottsville and formerly of Shenandoah, passed away on Sunday, May 19th at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pa. Born in Shenandoah on April 7th, 1956 to the late Joseph and Mary “Tancredi” Cadau, following in his father’s footsteps, Joey was an accomplished musician as well, playing the trumpet and tuba. He was a 1974 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School where he was a member of the band. He then also played in many marching bands throughout the tri-county area.
He was the owner of Guiseppe’s Bar, Shenandoah where patrons gathered for a good time. He also worked at the former Dana Perfume factory in Mountain Top, Pa where he made many cherished friends. Joey was a man so full of life and happiness that he’d let nothing get in the way of a good time. He was always smiling despite his medical setbacks. The world will be a little less funny without him.
He leaves behind his loving and devoted girlfriend of 19 years, Janet Black of Pottsville. Joey and Janet loved traveling together and enjoyed their time on cruises, going to festivals, and visiting casinos. In addition to Janet, surviving is a sister, Roseann Cadau of Harrisburg, his Godmother and last surviving maternal aunt, Theresa Matino of Shenandoah, also his best friend throughout his life since kindergarten, Edward Hayes of Hazleton whose visits Joey really enjoyed, and several cousins.
Scripture services will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah with Msgr. Ronald Bocian officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 5 to 8pm at the funeral home. Interment will held at the convenience of the family in the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights at a later date.
Contributions in Joey’s memory can be made to the Shenandoah Valley High School Band.
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