Joseph E. Bartley, Jr., 53, of Bear Creek Township, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, with family by his side.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Jean G. Bartley of Bear Creek Township and the late Joseph E. Bartley Sr. Joe was a graduate of GAR High School and Kings College, where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Prior to his illness, he worked for Fairway Motors in Hazleton and the former Pompey Dodge. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing and listening to Classic Rock. He was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre; an avid Steelers Football and Nascar Fan and as a young man, would be found in the mud four wheeling.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Benjamin Jack Bartley.
Joe is survived by his mother, Jean; son, Brandon Bartley of Bear Creek Township; siblings, Kathleen Peregrim and her husband, Drew of Garden City, MI; Greg Bartley of Mountain Top; Sandy Kuna and her husband, John of Bear Creek Township; nieces, nephews, one great niece and friends.
A Blessing Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 9:30 am at the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with Reverend Joseph Verespy officiating. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Friends and family are welcome to visit at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 7 pm and Tuesday morning from 9:00 am until time of Mass.