American Veteran 09

Joseph E. Carite

August 6, 1935 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Joseph E. Carite

December 12, 2020

Joseph E. Carite, 85, of Eynon, died Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Geisinger CMC, surrounded by his loving wife and family. His wife of 57 years is the former Lorraine Kozlowski. Born in Archbald, he was the son of the late Carmel and Helen “Nellie” Brown Carite. 

Joe graduated from Archbald High School and was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot for 42 years prior to retirement. Joe was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, where he enjoyed ushering and volunteering at the Church picnic each year. Joe was proud to be a Leader of Boy Scout Troop 41, Eynon, and had many fond memories of his weeks spent at Goose Pond summer camp as well as helping the Eynon Fire Department as part of “Santa’s Team,” filling candy bags for the children of the town each year. In his younger days, Joe was an avid hunter and a member of the Mt. Vernon Rod and Gun Club.

Joe’s family was very important to him. He treasured time spent with his wife, especially mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton, followed by a dinner out and hours of shopping. He found every opportunity he could to spend time with his Grand-dogs Jet & Pearl.

Surviving are his son, Joseph Carite and wife Sarah, Eynon; sisters-in-law, Virginia Vineski and husband Martin, and Mary Ann Chorba, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and many wonderful neighbors and friends. 

Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers Thomas, Edward, Francis, Carmel, Kenneth, William, and sister Josephine Sembrat-Zeiner, brothers-in-law, Joseph Kozlowski, and Gerard Chorba, and nephew Gregory Vineski.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided to Joe by the staff within the Geisinger CMC Cardiac Unit.


Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 16, at 10:00am in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Christ the King Parish, Archbald, PA. Anyone attending mass is asked to go directly to the church.  Viewing will be on Tuesday, 4 to 6 pm at Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald PA. Face masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, South Abington Township, PA.  18411.


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December 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home
420 Church St
Archbald, PA 18403

Mass of Christian Burial
December 16, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
411 Church St
Archbald, Pennsylvania 18403

Interment following funeral service
December 16, 2020

St. Joseph Cemetery, Montdale
296 Commerce Dr..
Scott Township, PA 18447


Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
937 Griffin Pond Road Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411-9299,
Tel: (570) 586-3700

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