Joseph T. Monka

Born: Mon., Dec. 29, 1947
Died: Mon., Apr. 15, 2019


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Joseph T. Monka, 71, of Edwardsville, passed away on Wednesday April 17, 2019.

Born in Pittston he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Vavrick Monka.

Joseph was a 1966 graduate of Exeter High School and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.


He was preceded in death by his brother Cyril Monka.

Joe enjoyed playing golf at the Emanon Country Club, the Four Season Golf Course, Wilkes Barre Municipal Golf Course , Fox Hill Country Club and Irem Country Club. He was also a golf grounds superintendent at some of these. He also enjoyed fishing in Bauman's Creek.

Surviving are his daughter Jessica Monka Karmon and his former spouse Francis Monka, Wyoming.

Grandchildren Dameon and Gabriella Long and Rebecca Faillace, also a sister in law Maureen Yakus and a godchild Emily Yakus.

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Frank Cunius Sr.
   Posted Mon April 22, 2019
I will miss Joe and our fishing trips and visits. We were good friends a long time. So sorry Jes. I feel so bad for you. Frank Cunius 570 357 1169.

Joyce Cisney
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Although it’s been many years since we last saw Joe, we’ll always remember his kindness and smile. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all family members. Joyce, Rick and Christie Cisney

Lorraine Roman-Vasilik
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
So saddened to hear that my cousin I never knew was taken from this world in such a horrific way. Joseph’s father Frank was my mother Agnes’s brother. I also grew up in the area but have not lived there for over 34 years.
My sincere condolences to all extended family.

Maureen Yakus
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
So grief stricken that Joe is gone. His passing into Heaven leaves a big hole in our hearts. He will be remembered as fun loving, happy and always made you feel welcome. His backyard picnics were great and pool parties for the kids.
Joe waas my daughter's Godfather. He spent lots of precious father-daughter time at the park. He taught her to ride a bike. He was an amazingly great "daddy" figure that she needed.
Who didn't love Joe? He was my brother of 36 years. My only brother. He was our handyman, our mechanic & 'go to' guy. Even a casket builder for our big setter, Rusty.
Fran & Joe rented a truck to bring me home from a bad marriage. He was always trying to make things better for everyone. And he did. His goodness is too immense to recount. His giant heart will be missed.
We love you Uncle Joe. Enjoy heaven. It's a little brighter with you there.

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