In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Preate

Joseph G. Preate

Joseph G. Preate

Old Forge, PA September 2, 1961 ~ August 23, 2018 Date of Service: August 29, 2018

 

Joseph G. Preate, 56, Old Forge, died unexpectedly after being stricken ill at his hunting cabin in Buckingham Township, Wayne County. He and his wife, the former Mary Olivia Wasco would have celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on September 2nd.

Born in Scranton, Joe was the son of Rose Marie Esposito Preate of Old Forge and the late Dominic Preate. Joe was a graduate of St. Mary’s School in Old Forge, Scranton Preparatory School Class of 1979 and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Villanova University Class of 1983. He worked as a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch for his career.

He was very involved in different organizations which included being a member of the Villanova University Club of NEPA, the Boys and Girls Club of NEPA where he was to be honored next week, President of Wayne Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association, Board of Directors of the Glenwood Mausoleum, member of UNICO Scranton Chapter, Member of Glen Oak Country Club, member of the National Rifle Association, and President of Wall Street Lodge where he achieved the Forest Stewardship Award through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge.

Joe was a loving and caring husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend who will be missed more than words can express. He was in a close group of lifelong friends. If you were a friend of Joe’s he not only liked you, he loved you!

Also surviving are a son Joey Preate, Old Forge, daughters, Ginger Refice, Lake Ariel and Adriane Reilly and her husband Brendan, Lansdale, a granddaughter Austin Rose Reilly, who he loved being her Papa, two sisters, Andrea Preate-Regni, Collegeville, PA, and Suzanne Preate, Syracuse, NY, a brother Donald Preate, New York City, a brother- in-law, John Wasco and his wife Madeline, Jefferson Township, a niece and nephew, Gabriella and Giancarlo Regni, and an Uncle Tony Esposito, Macungie, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10AM in St. Ann Basilica in Scranton. Interment will take place in the Dunmore Cemetery. All those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4PM-8PM at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Anthony Cali Jr
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Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Preate
Reply #23 on : Sun October 14, 2018, 17:30:12
Miss you bud !
Look over us !
Carole Kupelian
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With sympathy
Reply #22 on : Tue September 04, 2018, 16:31:56
To Suzanne and the other members of the Preate family,
Reading about Joseph and his contributions to the community brings me to note how much he must have been like Suzanne. I am sorry for your loss, and for the loss to his community.
Kathleen & Nicky Roberto
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Condolences
Reply #21 on : Wed August 29, 2018, 15:57:21
Our heartfelt sympathy to you on your tragic loss. While Joe was our financial advisor, he was also a friend. Whenever we got together for business, the conversation always ended with talk about family and the love for his shined brightly.
Bob Mecca
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Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Preate
Reply #20 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 21:20:47
To the family of Joseph Preate,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Joe. I knew Joe when we were younger, going through St. Mary's together, and I became friends with him through his cousin Greg. My deepest condolences to his entire family.
Anita mucciolo
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Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph G. Preate
Reply #19 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 18:37:43
So very sorry hear of Joe’s passing. He was a wonderful guy. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. With sympathy, Anita Mucciolo
Deneen Dickens
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Prayers and ❤️
Reply #18 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 17:36:38
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary
and your entire family.
Gerald J Regni jr and family
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What a loss of a great being . Friend , humanitarian
Reply #17 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 15:18:29
Wow ! One can not begin to express the loss of Joey ! We are all shocked and have great sorrow for all of his friends and immediate family .
His life had great meaning for all of us he touched .
A true friend , brother in-law
Joey you will be missed !
Love
From the Regni’s k
Charles and Janet Heverly
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Joe Preate
Reply #16 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 14:55:12
We were so saddened to hear of Joe's death. Joe was not only our financial advisor but a friend. We started with Joe when he started with Merrill Lynch almost 35 years ago. Our prayers and condolences go out to Mary, Joey and his entire family. He surely will be missed by family and friends.
Janet and Chike Heverly
David Wilson
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Condolences
Reply #15 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 11:55:48
Dear Mary and family. I, as I’m sure everyone, is at a loss for words. Ruth called with the tragic
and unfortunate news if your husband’s death. I did not have the good fortune to know Joe but by all accounts he seemed like a fine man and a wonderful husband, father, friend and confidante. His loss may seem insurmountable at this time but I know you all will have the strength derived from the power of love to move forward. I wish you solace in the peace Joe now enjoys and the opportunity to understand and share that peace as you and your immediate pain begins to subside.
May the Lord wrap you in his (or her) warm embrace to soothe your soul at this most difficult time.

Dave Wilson
Gerald A, Gryczko MD.
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Condolences.
Reply #14 on : Tue August 28, 2018, 11:16:19
For many past years of sound advice and service,my thanks to Joe with most sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family in their time of loss. Dr. Gerald Gryczko.
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