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October 24, 2020


Joseph A. August, 77, of Hanover Twp., passed away Saturday, Oct 24, 2020.


Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Verostek August. Joe served proudly as a Hanover Township Police Officer for 28 years, prior to retirement. He also enjoyed driving for Churnetski Transportation for 48 years. Being a man of great faith, he was a member of Holy Family Parish, Sugar Notch.  Joe was also a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Treasurer of the SLPOA, and a member of the Odd Fellows Askam Lodge.


Joe will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Noreen Smith August; son, Joseph and wife Phyllis; daughter, Donna Stair and husband Dean; grandchildren, Kadi and husband Jamie, Dean and wife Marcy, Kyle and fiancé Nicole, and Joseph Jr.;  great-grandchildren, Julia and Natalie.  He is also survived by his brother, Andy and wife Sue; nieces and nephews; beloved canine companions Sage and Lacey.


Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, a private family funeral was held Thursday, October 29, 2020, from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo/Holy Rosary Church. Reverend Vincent Dang, his pastor and friend, officiated.


Interment was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

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