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Joseph V. Yale, Sr., formerly of Mountain Top, passed away at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, late Wednesday evening, January 4, 2023.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Worthy and Frances Krushinski Yale and was a graduate of Fairview High School, Class of 1951. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict; was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles Fan and admired Antique Cars. Joe was owner/CEO for Yale's Bar and Restaurant, Yale's Motel (Drums), Yale's Beer Store and Yale's Trucking Associates. He was a member of St. Jude's Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores J. Kellmer Yale.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, Joseph (Susan) Yale, Jr. of Danville; daughter, Joann (Charles) Gilmore of Lenhartsville, PA; grandchildren, Jennifer(J.P.), Eric (Carolina), Charles III, Amanda (Derek); and great grandchildren, Jayden, Siona Jo, Kya Lane.
Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 9:30 am from the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Jude's Church, Mountain Top. Entombment will follow in Mary Mother of God Mausoleum, St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township with Military Honors.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 4 to 7 pm and Tuesday morning from 9:00 am until time of service.
The family would like to thank LIFE Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Independent Life Home Care and Mountain View Care Center for the compassionate care provided to Joseph over the last several years.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions in Joseph's name can be directed to American Legion Mountain Post 781's Walk of Honor Project, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountain Top, PA 18707.