Joseph Granville, 27

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Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Granville, of Vandling, Pennsylvania, beloved husband of Stephanie. They were united in marriage on January 24, 2005.

Born Aug. 4, 1983, in Carbondale, son of Alwin “Al” Granville of Carbondale and Margaret Mesiti Granville of Mayfield, he was a 2001 graduate of Carbondale Area High School and attended Lackawanna College’s Honesdale campus. He was an Army veteran, having served in Bosnia during Operation Joint Forge and served in combat in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was attached to the Pennsylvania National Guard A1-109th Infantry in Honesdale as a training NCO. He was formerly employed as a corrections officer at SCI Waymart. He was a member of VFW Post 531, Honesdale.

Joe was a devoted husband and father. He was an avid and passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was honored to faithfully serve his country and he loved the military and being a professional soldier.

Also surviving are three children, Jonathan, Emily and Kayla; three brothers, Al Granville, Mount Cobb; Greg Granville, Lake Ariel; and his twin, Earl Granville, Dupont; two sisters, Christine Davis, Forest City; and Patricia O’Hara, Scranton; paternal grandmother, Rosella Granville, Carbondale; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Earl Granville; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Mesiti; and a niece, Tisha Harhut.

SSG Joseph Granville lost his battle with PTS on December 18, 2010. He was 27 years old.

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