|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1983|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2010|
Staff Sgt. Joseph Granville, 27, of Vandling, died Saturday. He is survived by his wife, the former Stephanie Newak. They were married Jan. 24, 2005.
Born Aug. 4, 1983, in Carbondale, son of Alwin "Al" Granville of Carbondale and Margaret Mesiti Granville of Mayfield, he was a 2001 graduate of Carbondale Area High School and attended Lackawanna College's Honesdale campus. He was an Army veteran, having served in Bosnia during Operation Joint Forge and served in combat in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was attached to the Pennsylvania National Guard A1-109th Infantry in Honesdale as a training NCO. He was formerly employed as a corrections officer at SCI Waymart. He was a member of VFW Post 531, Honesdale.
Joe was a devoted husband and father. He was an avid and passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was honored to faithfully serve his country and he loved the military and being a professional soldier.
Also surviving are three children, Jonathan, 5, Emily, 3, and Kayla, 2 months; three brothers, Al Granville, Mount Cobb; Greg Granville, Lake Ariel; and his twin, Earl Granville, Dupont; two sisters, Christine Davis, Forest City; and Patricia O'Hara, Scranton; paternal grandmother, Rosella Granville, Carbondale; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Earl Granville; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Mesiti; and a niece, Tisha Harhut.
The funeral with military honors will be Wednesday at noon from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call today, 3 to 8 p.m. For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jonathan, Emily and Kayla Granville Benefit Fund, c/o Honesdale National Bank, 619 Main St., Forest City, PA 18421.
Published in Scranton Times on December 21, 2010
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