Joseph DeMichele Obituary, Death – The passing of Joseph E. DeMichele Jr., who was 78 years old, took place on Tuesday morning in the Allied Hospice. He called the city of Scranton his home. His current wife formerly went by the name Carole Giacomini before they were married. He was born in the city of Astoria in the state of New York,
and his parents, Joseph Sr. and Mary Kakareka DeMichele, both passed away before he was born. He was their son. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption community right up until the time when the church was shut down. St. Mary’s High School awarded him his high school diploma, and Penn State University conferred upon him his bachelor’s degree. He was a former head of the Scranton Redevelopment Authority, an active participant in the
Model Cities Program, and a member of the planning commission when he held those positions. He and his wife have been the proud owners and operators of the Best Buy Home and Garden Exchange in Blakely for the past 41 years. The business was established in 1974. Joe was a loving and devoted husband who will be dearly missed by his
family and friends, but who will never be forgotten by them. Those who have managed to escape the tragedy include a daughter named Lisa McCarthy Pittston, a brother named Dr. Michael DeMichele, both of whom are residents in Mechanicsburg, and a large number of nieces and nephews. On Thursday at ten in the morning, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, which is located at 801 Taylor Avenue. The Reverend
Patrick McLaughlin, who serves as the church’s pastor, will act as the service’s presider. Sacred Hearts Cemetery, located in the Minooka neighborhood of Scranton, will be the location of the interment. On Thursday morning, close friends are cordially invited to drop by the church anytime between the hours of 9 and 10 in the morning.
Through the website stjude.org, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of the person who has passed away. Flowers are not required for the occasion. To express your thoughts and sympathies to the family, please visit www.augusthaasfuneralhome.com.