Joseph J Molchany

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Joseph J. Molchany, 86, of Al­len­town, past away peace­fully early Satur­day morn­ing, Au­gust 24, 2019, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily at Le­high Valley Hospi­tal, Sal­is­bury

Twp. He was the hus­band of the late Ruth K. (Gian­gu­lano) Molchany who passed in 2008. Born in Al­len­town, he was a son of the late James G. and Su­san M. (Budi­has) Molchany. Joseph was em­ployed by Ess­roc Ce­ment Co. for 27 years, re­tir­ing in 1995. He was a mem­ber of St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, Ore­field. A 1952 grad­u­ate of the Northamp­ton High School, he later served in the Navy, Korea Era, and achieved rank of SKG2. Joseph served as pres­i­dent of the Lo­cal Union #414 for 11 years un­der sev­eral In­ter­na­tional Unions; The United Ce­ment Union, Lime, Gyp­sum Work­ers Union, and served as a trustee for District Coun­cil #1, af­fil­i­ated with this In­ter­na­tional and the In­ter­na­tional Brother­hood of Boil­er­maker's, and

The In­ter­na­tional Work­ers of North Amer­ica. Pre­vi­ously, he was em­ployed by the Northamp­ton-Bath Rail­road, and West­ern Elec­tric Corp.

Sur­vivors: daugh­ters, Jody wife of Wil­liam Ber­necker of Northamp­ton, Mary­beth Blose, Roseann Sot­tolano, Elena wife of Joseph Geczi, son, James and wife

Michelle all of Co­play. 11 grand­chil­dren. 1 great grand­son. sis­ter, Dorothy Abelovsky of Le­high­ton. nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews. He was pre­de­ceased by brothers, Ja­cob, Wil­liam, and Robert.

Ser­vices: Mass of Chris­tian Burial, 11:00AM Tues­day Sept. 3, 2019 at St. Joseph The Worker Church, 1879 Ap­ple­wood Drive, Ore­field, PA 18069. Call, 9:30 11:00AM Tues­day in church. In­ter­ment W/ Mil­i­tary Honors will fol­low in Resurrecti­on Ceme­tery, Krocks Road, Al­len­town. Ar­range­ments, Schisler Funeral Home, Northamp­ton. On­line Con­do­lences: www.schisler­fu­ner­al­ Con­tri­bu­tions: May be made to the Church Me­mo­rial Fund c/o the funeral home.

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