Joseph Chmura

Obituary of Joseph Chmura

Joseph M. Chmura, 69, of Nanticoke passed away Sunday evening, June 14, 2020 at his home. He had been ill for the past three years. Born August 19, 1950, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Julie Wonsavage Chmura. Joe was raised in Warrior Run and attended Hanover Schools. He graduated in 1968 and entered the U.S. Navy in 1970 serving in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with 1 bronze star. Joe furthered his education at West Side Vocational-Technical School’s electrical program and was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot for over 36 years before retiring. He was a 50 years member of American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke; was Past Commander; member of Board of Directors and Home Association, served as aide to State Commander, Ed Markiewicz. He and his wife Loretta assisted with the annual Buddies Ball and State Commander’s dinner. Joe was also active member of the Military Funeral Honors detail for many years. In 2019, coordinated by his wife, Loretta, Joseph and the band “The Poets” honored the veterans aboard the cruise ship “The Adventures of the Seas”, distributing 100 flags and playing patriotic songs. Joe was so proud to have brought the flags, and it was the highlight of his trip. He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke as well as Fraternal Order of Police, Hanover Township and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nanticoke and many other organizations over the years. He was also in Boy Scouts of America, earning the distinction of becoming an Eagle Scout. Joseph will be deeply missed by his wife, the former Loretta Kleyps with whom he shared 40 years of marriage on May 30th; a sister, Sylvia Zula and husband, Joseph of Warrior Run; sister-in-law Carol Noonan and husband, Dennis of Swoyersville; brother-in-law, David Kuniega and wife, Cathy of Plymouth Township; nephews, David Zula, David Kuniega, Timmy Kuniega and wife, Christy and Michael Kuniega and great- nephews, Colton Kuniega and Bryce Hillard. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash, his pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call for viewing on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the S.P.C.A., or, to the Recreation department at Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Joseph’s memory.
Sunday
21
June

Viewing and Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Monday
22
June

Blessing Service

10:00 am - 10:20 am
Monday, June 22, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Monday
22
June

Interment with Military Honors

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Monday, June 22, 2020
St. Mary's Cemetery
1594 South Main Street
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 822-6941
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