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🇺🇸 Joseph Howay, 84 – Aircraft Mechanic

Joseph Howay, 84, of Tuscarora, died on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at home.

Born in Tuscarora on July 9, 1936, he was a son of the late Michael E. and Margaret (nee Krynock) Howay.

A 1954 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Joseph served in the Navy during the Korean War.

Prior to his retirement in 1993, he was employed as an aircraft mechanic for the Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland Army Depot.

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Joseph was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association and St. Mary Byzantine Church in Brockton, PA.

He is survived by niece, Michelle Downing of Tamaqua; great nieces, Kristy Davis of Trescow, PA and Sheridan Downing of Tamaqua; and great great niece, Veyda Erbe. Joseph was predeceased by a brother, Michael Howay in 2010 and a sister, Jean M. Howay in 2001.

The Office of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. James Carroll officiating.

Interment in St. Mary Byzantine Cemetery, Tuscarora will follow.

Call 10-11 AM on Monday at the funeral home. Attendees are reminded of the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and are kindly asked to wear a mask and observe physical distancing.

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Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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