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Joseph J. Robel

September 7, 1935 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 83)

Joseph J. Robel, 83, of Sheppton, passed away on Thursday, August 8th at the Sylvania Center in Ohio.

Born in Sheppton on September 7th, 1935, he was the son of the late Stephen and Anna “Kanish” Robel.

He was veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.  A welder by trade, he worked for Foster – Wheeler and Eagle Rock until his retirement.  Joseph was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Sheppton, a member of the American Legion Post #616 in Sheppton and a member of the V.F.W. in West Hazleton. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy “Paisley” Robel, who passed away in 2015.  Also preceding is 1 son, Stephen Robel, 1 daughter, Christine Cieniawa, 2 brothers, Stephen and Daniel Robel, and 1 sister, Mary Spagnolletti.

Surviving are 1 son, Joseph Robel with his wife Libbi, Michigan, 2 daughters, Denise Mensinger with her husband Mark, Sheppton and Darlene Novak, Hazleton.  4 sisters, Matilda Flaim, Katherine Lorenz, Theresa Walters, and Dorothy Meister.  6 grandchildren, Candice, Mark, Brian, Zachary, Haylee, and Harzel, 2 great grandchildren, Briana and Nicholas, nieces and nephews also survive.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 13th at 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, 14 E. Oak St, Sheppton, Pa, with Fr. Dominick Pham officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Tuesday morning from 10 to 11am.  Burial will follow Mass in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Sheppton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post #616, 949 Main St, Sheppton, Pa, 18248, or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org)

The Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah is handling the arrangements

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