Joseph J. Tinninis

July 31, 1953 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 67)


MSG Joseph J. Tinninis “Tino”, 67, of Mahanoy City, passed away on Wednesday, November 18th in Bethlehem, Pa.

Born in Shenandoah on July 31st, 1953 he was the son of the late Joseph C. Tinninis and his surviving mother, Lois F. (Truskowsky) Tinninis.

Tino was a 1971 graduate of Marian High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy for 4 ½ years and then transferred to the United States Army where he spent his more than 30 year career as an Automated Systems Supervisor at Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reserve in Annville, Pa.

He was a member of Friendship Fire Company, Englewood, Frackville, Pa where he dedicated much of his time and effort and along the way made many great friends.  He was also a member of the Good Fellowship Club in Ashland, Pa. Tino liked to spend time on Smith Island, Maryland as a commercial crabber.  He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his circle of friends at “The Farm”.

He leaves behind his mother, Lois Tinninis, at home, 1 daughter, Christi Tinninis – Georgia, 2 sisters, Susan Tinninis – at home, and Lois Wallauer with husband Michael – Ashland, Pa. 1 brother, Charles “Chuck” Tinninis and his wife Marci – Greencastle, Pa.  Also surviving are his companion of 13 years, Molly Dalton, and nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, November 27th from 8am to 10am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah.  Interment with full military honors will follow at 11:30am in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

Contributions in Tino’s memory may be dedicated to the: Friendship Fire Company, 147 N. 7th St, Frackville, Pa, 17931

Due to Covid-19, all social distancing and mask requirements will be followed.

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November 27, 2020

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc.
40 N Jardin St,
Shenandoah, PA 17976

Interment with Military Honors
November 27, 2020

11:30 PM
Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Indiantown Gap Rd.
Annville, PA 17003

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