Joseph Piech, 74, of Ridge Terrace, Coaldale, died Sunday, Dec. 6, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Domin) Piech.

Prior to retiring, he was employed by the Borough of Coaldale for 44 years.

Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Harry and Catherine (Phillips) Piech.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of SS. Cyril amd Methodius Catholic Church, Coaldale, prior to its closing, and was active in the former Coaldale Little League Organization for many years.

Surviving are six sisters, Ann Donaldson of Yucca Valley, Calif., Helen Petrash of Penn Forest Twp., Jeannette Kusko of Nesquehoning and Elizabeth Whildin, Grace Kennedy and Gloria Polansky, all of Summit Hill.

He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Rose, Dorothy, Marge, Catherine and Mary; and two brothers, Mike and Harry Jr.

Published in Times News, Lehighton, PA, on Friday, December 11, 2009