Joseph F. Gober, age 80, of Mahanoy City, passed away Friday morning at his home.
Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital, he was the son of the late Joseph and Olga (Rutenis) Gober.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mahanoy Are High School and served with the United States Navy from 1962 to 1965.
He was employed by Mahanoy Valley Door and Supply formerly in Mahanoy City and last worked for Office Max in Hazelton.
He was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, Mahanoy City American Legion Post 74 and the Mahanoy Area Historical Society.
He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.
Preceding him in death were his wife Georgine L. Gober in 2018 and a sister Diane McCabe.
He is survived by two sisters Caroline Griechen and her husband Frank and Sandra Brown both of Mahanoy City, nieces, nephews and cousins and his canine companion Casey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher on Friday June 9, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church.
Interment with military honors will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m.
Contributions in his name to Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901 would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation.
David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.