Joseph R. Kaminski

Born: Mon., Jul. 1, 1929
Died: Wed., Apr. 10, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC.

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 AM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: St. Cecilia's Church ( St. Barbara Parish)

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Joseph R. Kaminski, 89, of Exeter, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born July 1, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Victor and Rose Zientek Kaminski.

Joseph graduated from Hanover High School in 1947 and attended Wilkes College through the GI Bill. He was veteran of the Korean War and served honorably as a member of the Army Signal Corps OCS.

He worked for many years as a plant manager for Consolidated Cigar Co., West Pittston. He was a parishioner at St. Barbara’s parish and a former Exeter Lion. Joseph was an avid outdoorsman and also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun with family.

Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Jane (Pickett) Kaminski and children: Dr. Rosemary and her husband Dr. John Zucosky, Ridgefield Park, NJ, Joann and husband Leo Skoronski, Exeter, John Kaminski, Exeter, Judy and her husband David Bolinski, Noxen.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Dr. Leann, Dr. Laura, Leo Joseph, and Lynzie Skoronski, Dr. Rachel Zucosky; sister, Helen Samuels, Baltimore, Md.; sisters-in-law Mary Kaminski, Rosemarie Kaminski, Madalyn Pickett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his infant son Joseph; brothers, Leo and Raymond Kaminski.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:00am from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30am at St. Barbara Parish in St. Cecilia’s Church, 1670 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. The Rev. Michael Finn, pastor, will be celebrant. Internment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover twp.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joseph’s honor to the Alzheimer's Association at

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