Joseph M. Carden, 81, of Carbondale, PA, died Tuesday afternoon, December 29, 2020 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital, after an illness.
Born November 22, 1939 in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Joseph P. Carden and Lillian Westgate Carden Arnold.
Joe was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and was a former employee of the Gentex Corporation, Simpson. A member of the Covenant Reformed Church, he also was a sergeant with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he served with the 1st Battalion of the 109th Infantry, 28th Division, until his retirement in 2000.
An ardent patriot, Joe will be remembered as a warm and gentle man.
Left to cherish his memory are Kathleen Carden Trichilo, cousin; Deborah Coons and other close friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother: Richard Carden and a sister: Beverly Mroczka.
A graveside service with military honors was held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, 400 State Route 106, Greenfield Township, PA., officiated by Rev. Kevin Miller, pastor of Covenant Reformed Church, Carbondale, PA.
Arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Carbondale, PA.