Joseph J. Scheland, 70, of Taylor, died peacefully on Monday at home surrounded by his loved ones. Surviving is his wife of 49 years, the former Virginia Pichirallo.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Henry, Jr. and Gertrude Schierk Scheland.
He was a Marine veteran and served in the Vietnam war from 1968-1970. Joseph was a hard-working man and did everything he could to support his family. One saying that defines Joseph is “heroes die but legends live on”. He was truly a legend and will sincerely be missed by all.
Also surviving are daughters; Linda Meade, Reading, Pa and Lisa Foster, Scranton. A son; Joseph G. Scheland, Taylor. A sister; Mary Giordano. Brothers; John, Billy and Edward Scheland. Twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a grandson; Joseph M. Scheland.
A service will be held on Friday at 12 noon, by his granddaughter, Maria Pacheco in Savino Traditional Funerals and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton, Carl J. Savino, Jr., supervisor.
Friends may call from 10:00am until the time of the service.
Interment is private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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