In Remembrance of Patrick J. "P.J" Needham

Patrick J.

Patrick J. "P.J." Needham

Dunmore, PA December 19, 1959 ~ December 4, 2011 Date of Service: December 9, 2011


Patrick J. “P.J.” Needham, 51, Dunmore, died Sunday evening in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.

 Born in Scranton, son of the late Patrick and Eleanor Connolly Needham, he was a graduate of West Scranton High School class of 1977 and was owner of Drinker Pizza in Dunmore for many years.  He was an avid fan of Notre Dame, the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Phillies.  P.J. was a very caring and generous man who donated to many civic organizations and fundraising events, as he was always concerned with the welfare of others, especially his good friend “Maverick.”  He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

Surviving are four sisters, Patricia Elwell and husband Roger, Moscow; Michele Posocco and husband Arthur, Scranton; Colleen Lindberg and husband Jeffrey, Scranton; and Ellen Nowakowski and husband Michael, Scranton; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friend Joanne Pirratano.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson St., Scranton.  Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery.  Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday evening from 4-7 p.m.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave
Taylor, PA 18517.


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Anthony Cali
Posts: 8
Re: In Remembrance of Patrick J. "P.J" Needham
Reply #7 on : Wed December 28, 2011, 12:57:43
I am sorry for your loss ...Sorry to the Drinker crew !!Great Guy !
Robert JAMES
Posts: 8
P'J'S Passing.
Reply #6 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 19:43:15
To the Needham Family: So sorry on the passing of PJ. Everytime I went to the Drinker, he was a great guy to talk to especially about his PHILLIES. He will be missed very much.Respectfully, Robert JAMES(Brian's dad}.
Posts: 8
Reply #5 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 19:06:50
My children and I would like to share our condolences to P.J.'s family. He was so kind to my children when they wanted to order wing bites and have them delivered, allowing me to pay on my home from work. We are so sorry for your loss, he was surely a great guy.
John Lynch
Posts: 8
Reply #4 on : Wed December 07, 2011, 19:21:15
Dear Michele and Family:

I have never had the pleasure of meeting "P.J." but I feel I have know him so very well over the years thanks so much to you. I used to love hearing how both You and P.J. would be so busy on Friday nights after the football games, however I realize both of you may have preferred not to be quite as busy.

P.J. has been so blessed having such a wonderful family, especially his sister Michele spending so much time with him in his business. We know P.J. is now so happy in heaven and will always be taking care of so many family and friends.

May God Bless P.J. along with his family with so many prayers that will always continue.


John Lynch
Posts: 8
Re: In Rememberance of Patrick J. "P.J" Needham
Reply #3 on : Wed December 07, 2011, 13:45:27
my condolences to the NEEDHAM family, so very sorry for the loss of PJ...He was a great guy, and very kind to all. this is very sad....

patty condon
Posts: 8
Re: In Rememberance of Patrick J. "P.J" Needham
Reply #2 on : Tue December 06, 2011, 22:07:29
I am sorry fo the loss of pj. my condolences are with you. patty condon and family.
Gail & Nick Morell
Posts: 8
PJ Friendship
Reply #1 on : Tue December 06, 2011, 10:27:04
Our deepest sympathy and prayers at this most difficult time.
We will always cherish our memories of our friendship and time spent with PJ. He has left a huge void for all who knew him. Heaven is a little brighter, Dunmore is a little darker with PJ's leaving us. He will live on in our hearts, never to be forgotten. So until we meet again our Friend,may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Love & prayers always Gail & Nick Morell