Joseph R. Agustini, 79, of Nanticoke, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born and raised in Nanticoke, Joseph "Giuseppi" was the son of the late Giuseppi and Clelia Boccollini Agustini.
Joseph was a graduate of Nanticoke High School. He enjoyed the traveling, while working as a truck driver and as bus driver for Martz Trailways. He retired from work with PENNDOT. Joseph was also the owner of Giuseppi's Bar and Restaurant in Plymouth, which was known for its' fabulous homemade Italian specialties.
He was a member of St. Faustinia Church, Nanticoke, Irem Temple, Past Master of Landmark Lodge No. 442 F&AM, Wilkes-Barre and Berwick Golf Club. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Agustini and wife, Gilda, and Ronald Agustini.
He will be always remembered by his brother Dino and wife, Jean; sister-in-law, Mary Anne Agustini ; nephews, Justin Agustini , Andrew Agustini and Frank Agustini, Jr; nieces, Jackie Rubal and Lisa Cotterman ; several great nieces and nephews. He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend and will be forever missed by family and lifelong friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 29, 2020, at St. Faustina Parish. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours and those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Funeral arrangements are by Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.
Should you wish to make a donation in Joseph’s memory, please consider St Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.
May he rest in peace and may God comfort Dino, aunt Maryann and all his loved ones.We will miss you.Jimmie and Alex Shabelski (4 months ago)
Dino and the entire Augustini family: I was very saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was a terrific host to our dart league at Guisseppi's for a lot of years and always saw to it we had a great time every Monday night. I will miss him, but the memories will be with me always. May he rest in peace ! Sincerely, Thomas WalshThomas Walsh (4 months ago)
Dino and Family I am really sorry for your loss. Joe was a great person and friend. I have many special memories of times spent together especially at Giuseppi's. Because of him, I have met many good life long friends. I will miss him but he is at peace now.MAUREEN DILLON (4 months ago)
Dino, Jean, Justin, Andrew & Family. So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I always enjoyed Joe's company at golf tournaments and at Frank's super bowl parties. Joe shined through as a truly good person and one whom I know will be deeply missed. God Bless You All. Mike & Diane BrunamontiMike Brunamonti (4 months ago)
I remember turning 21 and going to Joe's bar in Plymouth- Giuseppi's. He was such a great man and always had a story. Always made you feel welcome. Although I haven't seen Joe in many years I thought of him often. Rest in peace Joe. Prayers to his family.Kim (4 months ago)
Joe was a great guy who will be greatly missed. His bar and restaurant was first class, Joe did things right. I had a lot of good times with Joe. (May Joe Rest In Peace)Frank Coughlin (4 months ago)