Joseph G. Gilroy, 82, of Washington Square in Wilkes-Barre, died Thursday. Aug. 4, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born July 26, 1934, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Charles and Rita Mulcahy Gilroy.
A graduate of Pittston High School, Joe served in the Army from 1957 to 1959.
Before retiring in 2005, Joe was a salesman and manager for Martin's Furniture in Elizabeth, N.J., for 40 years.
On May 23, 1959, he married the love of his life, Phyllis Barnes.
His twin brother, Robert; brothers, Gerald, Donald, James and Dennis Gilroy, and sisters, Mary Jean Lee and Marge Ribaudo, preceded him in death.
Joe will be greatly missed by his wife, Phyllis; children, Joanne and her husband, Erol Ata, and Joseph G. Gilroy Jr., New Jersey; grandchildren, Angela, Nicholas and Giovanni Marinelli and Joseph, Amanda Rae and Haley Erin Gilroy; a brother, Martin Gilroy; sisters, Sally Sovan, Joan Ventrone and Rita Dominick; and nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A celebration of Joe's life will be held Sunday, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. and services at 3 p.m. at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
Memories and condolences may be shared with Joe's family at www.lifecelebrations.com.
The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - August 6, 2016