Posted by on May 12, 2019 1:03 am

Categories: Obituaries

Joseph J. Pahira, 64, of Wayne Township, passed away Friday, May 10th, at Circle M Campground, Lancaster.

Born in Pottsville on May 29, 1954, he was a son of the late George & Dorothy (Awarski) Pahira.

He was the husband of Carolyn E. (Ploskon) Pahira.

Joe was a graduate of Minersville High School, Class of 1972.

He retired from Riverview Bank.

Joe was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

As a very active member of the community; he was involved in many local organizations.

In addition to his wife, Joe is also survived by sons: Joseph M. Pahira, Mechanicsburg, & his sons, Galen Finn, &. Jace Pahira, and Andrew Pahira, husband of Emily, Seneca Falls, NY, and a sister, Monica Pahira, Minersville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16th, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.

A visitation will be held at the church from 9 to 10:45 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be privately held at St. Ambrose Cemetery, Cressona, at the family’s convenience.

Family request donations in Joe’s memory to Schuylkill United Way, 9 N. Centre St., Suite 301, Pottsville, PA 17901 or St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund, 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, or C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, 297 SW 41st St., Renton, WA 98057.

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