Joseph S. Wnenta
November 05, 2020

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Mr. Joseph S. Wnenta, of Duryea, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020, at his home.

Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late Stanley and Eleanor Shepulski Wnenta and was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by TP Corporation, Duryea.

Joseph was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending his time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog, Azul. One of his favorite past times was watching his children and grandchildren play sports.  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a member of Excelsior Hose Company #2, Duryea, having served as past fire chief from 1981-1989.  He was a former coach of the Duryea Wildcats and UFCW Local 402, having previously served as president.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Wnenta and nephew, Robert Graham.

He and his wife, the former Grace Graham, celebrated their 46th Wedding Anniversary this past June 29th.

Surviving in addition to his wife are:
Daughter, JoHanna Wnenta and her husband, Tom Byron, of Honesdale
Son, Brian Wnenta and his fiancee, Tina Ridley, of Duryea
Daughter, Lisa Edmonds and her husband, Sam, of Pittston
"Son", Frank Dushko and his wife, Cindy, of Old Forge

Evin Schultz
Brian Wnenta Jr.
Riley-Jo Wnenta
Sofia Carmody
Monica Byron
Maya Byron

A viewing will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Excelsior Hose Company #2 Duryea, 798 Foote Ave. Duryea, PA 18642, PO Box 2068. To leave an online condolence for Joseph's family, please visit the funeral home website,


Guestbook Entries

Gracie and Family so sorry for your losss Thoughts and Prayers to the family

Bebe Yuhas (11 days ago)

My Condolences

Robin Wall Pesotini (13 days ago)

Grace, Johanna and family, so sorry for your loss.. May he rest in peace.

Tony & Mary Ann Ferlick (14 days ago)

Sorry for the loss of a great and wonderful man. God bless and watch over His family and friends.

Frank J. Bodosky (15 days ago)

Lisa and Family. I am so sorry for dads passing. He was one of the kindest men I knew. He will be missed.

Melissa Geffers (ward) (16 days ago)

Gracie and family so sorry for your loss

Linda(kemler)wruble (16 days ago)

So sorry for your loss I worked with Joe at the TP Corp and served under him when he was the Chief of Excelsior

Robert webb (16 days ago)

Sorry for your loss Grace and family.

Kevin Chromey (17 days ago)

My dad used to work at TP Corporation with Joe. Our thoughts and prayers to the Wnenta family.

Andrea and Andy Barycki (17 days ago)

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