Joseph D. Clarke, 75, of Harrisburg, formerly of Pittston, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Ann McGarry Clarke, daughters, Rebecca Oliver and husband, Robert; Helen Becker and husband, Thomas; grandchildren, Donnie Oliver and wife, Viviana, and Jessica Gagle and husband Andrew; stepmother, Dolly Clarke; half-sister, Patrina Harding; several nieces and nephews.
Joseph was preceded in death by brothers, Patrick "Barry" and William Clarke, and sister, Jane O'Haire.
The funeral will be held Monday, June 1, 2015, at 10:30 AM from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, to be celebrated by his nephew, Fr. Brian J.W. Clarke.. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Catholic Charities.