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Joseph Pisanchyn

July 20, 1933 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Joseph Pisanchyn Obituary

Joseph Pisanchyn, 90, of Archbald died Wednesday, August 2 at Geisinger CMC, Scranton following an illness. He was the loving husband to Dorothy Mercatili Pisanchyn. Married on 5/15/1954, they celebrated 69 joyous years together.

Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Dmytro and Sophie Pisanchyn. 

A graduate of Olyphant High School, Joe was the youngest of 4 brothers, all who served in the armed forces. Joe was an Army Corporal Co. H 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict.  Before retirement, he was employed at RCA, Dunmore as a mechanic and a faithful member of Christ the King Parish.

A man of great talents, Joe had the innate skill to see something that needed to be fixed and would masterfully fix it.  In his younger years, he enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting and gardening.  Joe also prided his ability to become a self-taught Pysanky artist where he created intricate designs for his family collection. 

Surviving are three sons; Dr. Gary and wife, Ann, Clark Summit; Wayne and wife, Shirley, Dalton and Jeffrey, Duryea; eleven grandchildren; Daniel, Amy, Bethany, Philip, Stephen, Benjamin, Jeffrey, and Joseph, Abigail Gervasi, Sarah Howell, Ana Olinger; and six great-grandchildren; Harper, Corrie, Emberlyn, Bailey, Mercedes and Brooks. 

Preceding him in death was a grandson, Matthew Pisanchyn and his brothers Emilian, Roman, John; and sisters, Helen Kucharski, Annie Gloss, Olga Ruthkowski.

The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care and compassion Joe received during his time at Geisinger CMC.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 7, 2023, at 10 AM in Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald.  Viewing one hour prior to mass at the church. Interment parish cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Shopa Davey #6082. Donations to Donate Life America or Archbald Community Ambulance, 195 Delaware St. Archbald.  No Flowers please.

Funeral arrangement by Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, Archbald. To send a condolence to the family, visit the funeral home web site.

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Condolences prior to Mass
August 7, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, Christ the King Parish
411 Church St
Archbald, PA 18403

Mass of Christian Burial
August 7, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, Christ the King Parish
411 Church St
Archbald, PA 18403

Military Honors
August 7, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church Cemetery
Cemetery St. and Pike St.
Archbald, PA 18403

Interment following funeral service

St Thomas Aquinas Church (Archbald)

Please note
Please NO FLOWERS! Donate to a charitable organization in Joseph Pisanchyn 's name.


Donate Life America
5516 Falmouth St, Richmond VA 23230
Tel: 1-804-377-3589

Archbald Community Ambulance and Rescue Squad
195 Delaware St., Archbald PA 18403
Tel: 1-570-489-4767


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