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John Anthony Pugliese

December 14, 1954 ~ January 16, 2019 (age 64)

John Anthony Pugliese, 64, of Auburn, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 16th, at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

Born in Hazleton, PA on December 14, 1954, he was a son of the late Frank Pugliese & Theresa (Ryba) Pugliese Washko.

He was the husband of Alfreda M. Pugliese.

John graduated from Hazleton High School, Class of 1973, and served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

John retired from Frackville State Correctional Institute, where he had worked as a welder.

In addition to his wife, John is also survived by two daughters, Brooke Murphy & husband, Jesse, Auburn, Lauren Bortz, companion of Jeremy Bailey, Shoemakersville, & a son,Brandon Pugliese, Auburn.He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Bella, & Greyson Murphy, Ryleigh, & Lyla Bortz, and Skylar, Mya, & Wyatt Bailey, a sister, Mary Ellen Pavuk & husband, John, Lattimer, three brothers: Ben Pugliese & wife, Linda, Beaver Meadows, James Pugliese & wife, Joan, Hazleton, & Jeffrey Pugliese, North Carolina, and nieces & nephews.

A Catholic Memorial Service will be conducted at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Interment will be privately held at the family's convenience.

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