Joseph M. Kostic

September 12, 2019

Joseph M. Kostic, 85, of Hazleton, passed away Thursday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.  Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Boney) Kostic and was member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.

He was a lineman for PPL for 42 years.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brothers Andrew James, Robert, Edward, and John Kostic; sisters Nora Caso and Anna Marie Cashmere.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, the former Louise Maddon; daughters Cheryl Dametz and her husband Gary, Hazle Twp., and Lynn Vargas and her husband Ruben, Hazleton; son Joseph C. Kostic and his wife Kelly, St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren Aaron, Marissa, and Matthew Vargas, and Prudence, Julia, and Gabriel Kostic; sisters Margaret Stefanisko, Lancaster, Kathleen Bernstein and her husband Carl, VA, and Mary Theresa McBride and her husband Frank, Erie; brother Paul Kostic and his wife Susan, Muncy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 17th, at 10 A.M. in Queen of Heaven parish at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning in the church from 9 A.M. until the time of mass.

The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.  

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