Joseph Hedash

Joseph Hedash, 85, of 138 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, died Monday, June 29, in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mahoning Township. He was the husband of Veronica "Ronny" Hedash. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last September. He was employed as a factory worker for the former Bundy Tubing Co., Hometown, for many years.Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Hagadush) Hedash.He was a member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford.Hedash was an Army veteran of World War II.He belonged to the Italian Club, Lansford, and the Coaldale American Legion and the V.F.W. posts.Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Dr. Joseph, and his wife, Audrey (Tkach), of Slatington; a daughter Donna of Allentown; a sister, Mildred Radocha of Camp Hill; and four grandsons, Casey, Creamer, Colin and Connor.He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Thomas. Service: Panachida service 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 3, Sverchek-Blazosky Funeral Home, 340 E. Bertsch St., Lansford; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m., St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford, with the Rev. Ronald J. Hatton officiating. Military graveside service, Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown, under direction of Panther Valley High School JROTC. Call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday. Parastas service 7 p.m. Thursday.

Published in the Times News on 6/30/2009