Joseph A. Yablonsky, 70, a resident of Brandonville, passed away due to complications of Covid-19 on Thursday, January 7th, 2021.
Born in Shenandoah on January 11, 1950, he was the son of the late Francis and Gloria (Chowansky) Yablonsky. He was a graduate of the former Immaculate Heart high school, and then served in the Army National Guard.
Joe went on to become a lifelong self employed business man, owning and operating both Yablonsky's Sporting Goods and Market along with Yablonsky's Auto Sales in Brandonville.
He was an auto enthusiast, having owned and sold many classic automobiles, as well as having belong to many local car clubs.
Joe was very musically inclined, proficient in a wide range of instruments and for over forty years was a member of the Paramounts orchestra. He excelled at the playing of the accordian and was well known for his polka music.
Locally, Joe was a member of the Shenandoah Fish and Game Club, the Park Crest Fish and Game Club, the Sheppton Amerian Legion and he was a proud lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a very active member of the former Frackville Lodge, F&AM and recently a member of the Pottsville Lodge.
Joe is survived by his two brothers, Frank Yablonsky and Stephen husband of Cherise Yablonsky. Nephews Francis, Eric and Andrew, and nieces Gloria and Stephanie, along with their children also survive as do many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, no services are planned at this time
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