Joseph V. Kuna, Jr.
December 11, 2014
Joseph V. Kuna, Jr., West Scranton, died Thursday afternoon in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness. His wife was the former Elizabeth Griffiths who died in 2003.
Born in Dupont, he was the son of the late Joseph V. Sr. and Anne Tokash Kuna. He was a graduate of the Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School. He was the proprietor of the Universal Chemical Company and prior to his retirement he had been employed by the former Rainbow Market in Chinchilla and Gerrity’s Supermarket on Meadow Ave where he was known as “The Candy Man.” He was a member of Union Lodge 291 F&AM. Upon completion of high school Joseph enlisted in the United States Air Force.
Joseph was a devout Christian who loved God, Jehovah, and was willing to talk to anyone about his faith and the Bible.
Surviving are sons Kevin at home and Daryl and his wife Melissa of Wilkes-Barre; a brother John Kuna and his wife Jo Ellen of Fleetville; grandchildren; nieces and nephews; friends.
Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10am in the Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church 212 Wyoming Ave. Dupont.
All attending are asked to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Masonic services will be held Sunday at 4:30pm.
Interment with Military Honors will take place in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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