Born in Frackville, December 19, 1941, he was a son of the late Vincent and Wanda Pruszkiewicz Roman. He was a graduate of Frackville High School, class of 1959.
Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during the Vietnam War on the USS Donner LSD 20
He worked for Gould Pump, Inc., Ashland for 39 years as a machinist.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church; American Legion Post #398, B.P.O. E Elks Lodge, #1533; all of Frackville.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a good dart shooter; he was also a member of the South-End Field and Stream; Frackville and the Boars Head Fish and Game, Delano; He also was a big fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother; Henry “Hank” Roman and a sister; Connie Cameron.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 53 years; Donna Ryder Roman; a son: Anthony “Tony” Roman; Orlando, FL; a brother; Felix “Phil” Roman and his wife Eleanor; a sister Dolores Sankus and sister-in-law; Irene Roman; all of Frackville; sister-in-law; Freda Brennan, Gillette, NJ; his granddog Chief and good friend Oreo; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the convenience of the family in Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller as celebrant. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s name can be made to the Hillside SPCA, P.O. box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901