From Hazleton PA Standard-Speaker, Sat. May 3, 2008
May 2, 2008
Joseph J. Dvorscak, 69, of Sybertsville, passed away early Friday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown, following a short illness.
Born in McAdoo on Oct. 1, 1938, he was the son of the late George and Margaret (Leshko) Dvorscak. He lived in Harwood and McAdoo before moving to Sybertsville 30 years ago.
He was a self-employed subcontractor in the construction business, and was a 1956 graduate of McAdoo High School.
He was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Conyngham.
He also was an Air Force veteran and served in Korea after the Korean War. He was a member of Valley Vets VFW Post 8161, Conyngham, and a life member of Disabled American Veterans Mountain City Chapter 3, Hazleton.
Joseph was an announcer for Valley Chiefs football games for over 24 years, and he drove for Valley Ambulance from 2000 to 2005.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by sisters, Katherine Trella and Betty Wagner; and a brother, William Dvorscak.
Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Kripp, with whom he would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 15; children, Deborah Biever, Sybertsville; and Joseph Kulaga Sr. and his wife, Faith, Drums; grandchildren, Brian Biever and his wife, Debbie; David Biever; Heather Petrovich and her husband, Theodore Jr.; Jacqueline and Jolene Kulaga and Joseph Kulaga Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kasey and Jason Biever, Joseph Gregory and Theodore Petrovich III; sisters, Rose Kunny, Yonkers, N.Y.; Margaret Dvorscak, McAdoo; Mary Ann Matsko, Gilbertsville; Ann Lassen, Sparrow’s Point, Md.; Joan Duffy, and her husband, Paul, Hazleton; Ceil Eisenhart and her husband, James, McAdoo; Agnes Dzuranin and her husband, George, McAdoo; and Martha Chippi and her husband, Edward, Smyrna, Del.; and a brother, George Dvorscak, and his wife, Irene, Allentown.
His funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W.
Butler Drive, Drums, with his pastor, the Rev. Joseph Evanko, officiating.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Valley Chiefs Youth Football Program, P.O.
Box 122, Sybertsville, PA 18251; or Sugarloaf Ambulance, Sybertsville, PA 18251, would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences can be emailed from and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com