First Posted: 11/23/2008
Joseph James Berecin, 73 of Plains Twp., died Nov. 17, 2008 in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Plains, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Timko) Berecin. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was employed by Techneglas Inc., Jenkins Twp., as an electrician.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Andrew and Michael Berecin.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Ann C. Cheresko; children Dr. Maria Berecin-Rascon and her husband, Armando, Arizona City, AZ; Annette Yekel and her husband, Harry, Fort Washington; Joseph Berecin Jr. and his wife, Patricia, Shippensburg; Carla Wychock and her husband, Stanley, Mountain Top; and James Berecin and his wife, Kelly, Forty Fort; grandchildren Stanley, Michael and Stephanie Wychock; Drew and Jack Yekel; and Melissa and Joe Berecin; sister Ann Hajala, Exeter; and brother George Berecin, Plains; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was Nov. 21 from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment, parish cemetery, Dallas.
Memorial donations may be made to Social Concerns of the Catholic Community of North Wilkes-Barre, 666 N. Main St.,Wilkes-Barre, 18705. Online condolences may be made at .