Joseph A. Doran

October 29, 1937 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 82)


    Joseph A. Doran, 82, of Branchdale, passed away Thursday at ManorCare, Pottsville. 

    Born in Tremont, he was a son of the late Edmund and Agnes Savage Doran.

    He was educated in St. Mary’s School, Tremont and attended the former Cass Twp. High School. He was retired from the Lebanon VA Hospital where he worked for 33 years in the Hospital Maintenance Dept. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

    He was a member of the Muddy Creek Sportsman Club and the Branchdale Fire Co. He was a member of the former St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Branchdale and was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, Minersville.

    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 brothers, Richard Doran and Gerald Doran.    

    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Georgine Kanaval; 5 daughters, Cheryl DeLong and her husband Terry, Branchdale, Carolyn Tobin and her husband Jeff, Branchdale, Lisa Bass and her husband Ronnie, Tremont, Barbara Kostishak and her husband Mike, Black Diamond, and Karen Harris and her friend Jason; a son Joseph Doran and his wife Lisa, Llewellyn; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

   Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM, Thursday in St. Matthew the Evangelist, 139 Spruce St., Minersville. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday morning from 8AM to 10AM at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St. Minersville. Interment will be in St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery, Llewellyn. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of Joseph to the Citizens Fire Co. of Branchdale, Main St. Branchdale 17923. Contributions will also be accepted by the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Joseph’s memory, visit us at


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December 5, 2019

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Donald J. Butler Funeral Home
328 Sunbury St.
Minersville, PA 17954

Mass of Christian Burial
December 5, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Matthew the Evangelist
139 Spruce St
Minersville, PA 17954

Interment following funeral service
December 5, 2019

St. Mary Star of the Sea cemetery
Old Llewellyn Road
Llewellyn, Pa 17944


Citizen's Fire Co. of Branchdale
Main St, Branchdale PA 17923

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