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1943 Joseph 2024

Joseph A. Iwanski

October 7, 1943 — January 19, 2024

Kulpmont

Joseph A. Iwanski, 80 of Kulpmont, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024.

Born in Shamokin on October 7, 1943, he was a son of the late Francis M. and Frances (Smink) Iwanski.

Joe was of the Catholic faith and he attended the former Saint Stanislaus grade school, Shamokin and was a 1961 graduate of Shamokin High School.  In 1968, he graduated from Bloomsburg State College having earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Education.  He also completed graduate coursework at Bloomsburg College.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Iwanski was a dedicated educator for the Mount Carmel Area School District for thirty-one years and is still remembered today by his students and colleagues for his camaraderie.  Whether it was through coaching, correcting grammar, or mentoring, his family was often reminded of the tremendous impact he had on their lives.

He was an avid fan of the Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Joe was a man of great integrity who took pride in his family and his accomplishments.  He treated people the way he wanted to be treated and did it with a sense of humor.

He fished local waters as well as those in Canada and Alaska.  He enjoyed hunting and playing cards with his friends from the Spirit of 76 Hunting Camp.   He traveled with his family in “Big Yellow” pulling his trailer as far as Florida to Disney World.

Joe would still be embracing life with his family and watching his grandchildren flourish had it not been for Parkinson’s Disease invading his space.  He will be missed by all who love him.

Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Greco; son, Joseph C. Iwanski and his wife Amber; daughter, Nadine Deroba and her husband Todd; grandchildren, Joseph Grant and Sarah Rose Iwanski, and Aubrey Elise, Cole Gregory and Cameron Joseph Deroba; sister, Mary Krieger; brother, Gilbert Iwanski; nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his son, Gregrory M. Iwanski; sister, Helen Malakoskie; two brothers, Fred Iwanski and Richard Iwanski.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or at www.parkinson.org.   Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor has been entrusted with the arrangements.  To offer condolences to Mr. Iwanski’s family, please sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.

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