Joseph R. Vetashick, 63, passed away unexpectedly at home in Mountaintop, Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Born August 29, 1956 in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John L. and Mary N. Cieniawa/Vetashick and was a graduate of Hazleton High School, Class of 1973. Joe was previously employed by the USPS as a letter carrier for 22 years. For many years he was an active member of the Mountain Top American Legion. He lived a simple and quiet life. One of his greatest joys was dressing up as Santa Claus for different children organizations in the Wyoming Valley and would deliver the mail dressed as Santa Claus during the Christmas season. He leaves behind many friends and was well known for his generosity.
He is survived by his brother Jeffrey and companion Larissa of Mountaintop and brother John and wife Joanne of Dallas.
Blessing service will be conducted on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 11:30 am from the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with interment following in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm and from 11:00 am until time of service, on Friday, at the funeral home.
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