Joseph F. Slussar, who attained the age of 90 on March 30, of the Greenwood section of Moosic, entered eternal rest on Tuesday at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. His beloved wife, Kathryn Keating Slussar, died August 13, 2015 and together they celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Born in Avoca, son of the late Peter and Stella Slusher. In 1947, Joe graduated from Moosic High School and furthered his education after the war at Wilkes University. He faithfully served our country with the United States Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was an engineer for numerous years, retiring from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Joe was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish and Saints Peter and Paul Church, Avoca until their closing. He was a member of the American Legion Post 604, Moosic and served on the Moosic Borough Planning Commission. After retirement, Joe loved to decorate his home, which he loved and took great pride in it.
Suzanne would like to express her deepest gratitude to the staff of Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and to Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassion and care given to her dad the past few months.
Surviving is a daughter, Suzanne P. Slussar, Moosic; a granddaughter, Brittany Slussar and fiancé, Zane Rekun; two great grandchildren, Scarlett and Riley, nieces and nephews; and his beloved side kick, Dani.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph (January 19, 1995), a sister, Rosalie Scorzafava; three brothers, Charles and John Slusser and Alexander Slussear.
Family and friends are invited to attend Joe’s funeral which will begin on Tuesday at 9:15 am from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St. Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, by the Rev Francis L. Pauselli, pastor. Interment with military honors will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Moosic. Family and friends may call Monday 5:00 to 7:00 pm.