Joseph B. Kaminski, 86, a longtime resident of Clarks Green died Wednesday night, March 21, in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. He and his wife the former Mary Louise Sowa would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary April 20.
He was born in Scranton the son of the late Felix and Sophia Wilk Kaminski. He was a member of Saint Gregory's Parish, Clarks Green. When he graduated from Scranton Technical High School he was drafted into the U.S. Navy and served two years in the Pacific on the destroyer USS Wicked during WW II. After the war he lived in Michigan and worked for Kaiser/Fraser Car Manufacturing Co. in Ypsilanti. He was a member of the Abington Memorial Veteran of Foreign War Post 7069 and the American Legion Post 0121. When he returned to Scranton he worked for Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company which branched into Supermarket Services in the Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore and retired after 30 years of employment.
He was an avid baseball card collector, generous to many charities and a dedicated blood donor. He also enjoyed crosswords, watching baseball and especially rooting for whomever the Yankees were playing.
Also surviving are a son Joseph Kaminski and his wife Marilyn, Clarks Green; a granddaughter, Kimberly Kaminski, Clarks Green; a sister Jean Lishok, Elmhurst, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Bordi, Mary Kuchinski, Mary Konopka; four brothers, Eddie, Johnny, Stanley and Frankie.
The funeral Mass was held in Saint Gregory's Church, 330 North Abington Road, Clarks Green. Internment was private in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Scranton. Go to www.millerbeanfh.com to submit an online condolence card.