Joseph S. Katyl, Jr.

June 11, 1931 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 88)


Joseph S. Katyl, Jr., 88, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on the evening of December 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by loving family. 

Born on June 11, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Helen (Meister) Katyl, Sr.  He graduated from G.A.R. High School  

Joe owned and operated Katyl TV and Appliance in Wilkes-Barre & Shavertown for over 40 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he served as the treasurer and was a member of the Church Council & Finance Committee.

Joe coached for Back Mountain Little League and was equipment manager for many years, he also served as an All Star Manager.  He was also an active member of the Dallas Football Boosters. He was the videographer for Dallas High School Football for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nadine, a son, Michael, and a sister, Marie Katyl.

Surviving are his loving wife of 43 years, Lorraine F. (Moyer) Katyl, his loving daughter, Donna Butler, Trucksville, loving sons, Robert, David and his wife, Debbie, William and his wife, Cindy, Mark and his wife, Linda, all of Dallas, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a brother, Robert, Trucksville, a sister, Theresa Ann Broskoske.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral Home, 465 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, with S.A.L.M. Martin Everhart. Friends may call from 10:00 AM till the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to AseraCare Hospice, 1212 S. Abington Rd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411.


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Memorial Service
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Kniffen O Malley Leffler Funeral

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