Joseph E. Starzec
November 11, 2014


Mr. Joseph E. Starzec, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Born in Avoca, he was the son of the late Andrew and Laura Moderky Starzec. He was a graduate of Avoca High School. He served in the United States Army in the Tank Division and 66 Black Panther Division during World War II. He received two battle stars, a bronze star and a combat medal. He took part in the liberation of Europe. He was formerly employed by Duryea Woodworking and Bechtel Construction, Allentown.

He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea and the American Legion Post 585, Duryea. He was a social member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca.

He was preceded in death by his wife the former Matilda Knitowski, who passed away on December 2, 2007 and brothers, Thomas and John.

Surviving are:
Son, Robert Starzec of Duryea
Son, Allen Starzec and his wife, Sherry, of Duryea
Grandson, Bobby Starzec
Granddaughter, Kimberly Ambrose
Five great grandchildren

Brother, Stanley Starzec of Avoca
Sister, Ann Francis of Avoca
Sister, Charlotte Kulick of Dupont
Sister, Marie Bartociewza of Endicott, New York
Sister, Theresa McDonald of Avoca
Nieces and Nephews

Funeral will be held Friday, November 14, 2014, at 10:00 am from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Friday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the funeral home. the V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea and the American Legion Post 585, Duryea will conduct military services on Friday morning. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website:

Guestbook Entries

Allen and Starzec Family so sorry for your loss thoughs and prayers to your family

Bebe Yuhas and Teddie Thomas (almost 5 years ago)

Sign the Guestbook

Back to Obituaries