Joseph Milewski

Obituary of Joseph Milewski

Joseph Milewski, 65, of Eynon, passed away on Sunday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. His wife of 37 years and best friend is the former Judith Baldan.

Born in Taylor, he was the only child of the late Edwin and Mary Soy Milewski. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston, and the University of Scranton, where he received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling. He was a Licensed Professional Counselor employed as an out-patient therapist at NHS, Carbondale, and ACSA, Dunmore. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant. 

Prior to his illness, Joe enjoyed gardening , winemaking, the beach, and surf fishing. He was a lifetime member of the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club, where he participated in sporting clays and was a regular volunteer at their chicken BBQs. In addition, Joe felt a strong commitment to veterans' charities and services.

A special thank you to all the medical personnel providing service to Joe over the past two years, especially Drs.  Lisa Thomas and Sean McCall, and the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Also surviving are a daughter Anita Galdieri, New York City, a brother-in-law and wife, Mark and Karen Baldan, Lake Ariel, and nieces and nephews, including Jamie Buczak and husband Tim and their children Emery and Ellis, Allentown, and Adam Baldan, Akron, Ohio. Joe also has an extended family of several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

The funeral will be Friday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with mass at 9:30AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7PM. Those attending the funeral should go directly to the church on Friday morning. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Francis Commons, 504 Penn Ave., Scranton, or St. Francis of Assisi  Kitchen, Scranton. For online condolences, go to the funeral home website.