Posted by on April 17, 2020 1:35 pm

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Joseph M. Wollyung, Jr., 82, of Pottsville, passed away recently in his residence with his loving and caring family by his side.

Born in Pottsville, on October 12, 1937, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Mary F. (Rosenberger) Wollyung, Sr.

He was a 1955 graduate of Pottsville High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Joe was a member of St. John the Baptist R.C.C., Pottsville, where he served on the building committee.

He was the owner and operator of Rosenberger Plumbing & Heating, Pottsville from 1978-2003, until he turned over the business to his sons. He remained involved for many years after his retirement.

Joe was extremely active and a dedicated life member of the Yorkville Hose Co., where he previously served as Foreman, Chief Engineer, Captain, and was currently a Trustee. He also belonged to the Six County Firemen’s Association, the Schuylkill County Firemen’s Association, and the Pottsville Firemen’s Relief Association.

He most enjoyed spending time with his family and especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim; and best friends John “Babe” and JoAnn Heller.

Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Fielding), to whom he was married 58 years; three sons: Joseph M., husband of Suzanne, of Pottsville; John D., husband of Marianne, of Pottsville; Michael J., companion of Amy Brahler-Miller, of Minersville; grandchildren: Andrew, Amanda (Cook), Christopher, Michael, Stephen, and Emma Wollyung, and Edward Karlonis; 6 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Huber, of Sterling, VA; Cathy Wollyung, of Suffern, NY; Ann Steffanic, wife of Paul, of Pottsville; three brothers, Robert Wollyung, husband of Kay, of Pottsville; Edward Wollyung, husband of Jeanne, of Clifton Park, NY; William Wollyung, husband of Marilyn, of Lake Katrine, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated and announced at a later date at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville as well as interment in St. John #2 Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Joe’s memory be sent to: Yorkville Hose Co., PO Box 1222, Pottsville, PA 17901 or St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home | Pottsville, PA

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