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October 15, 1939 - December 2, 2017
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Joseph (Joe) Belles, age 78, of Old Forge, passed away Saturday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit of Dunmore, after an illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 31 years, Patricia Ann Coleman Belles, on October 18, 2013.
Born in Moosic on October 15, 1939, and son of the late Andrew and Margaret Smith Belles, Joe was educated at the former Moosic High School. A lifelong mechanic and truck driver, he owned and operated Joe Belles’ Truck Service of Moosic for many years, before retiring as a full-time driver. He was also a longtime member of the Moosic Alliance Community Church.
A selfless and caring person, Joe was always there for anyone in need. He had an amazing sense of humor and a memorable smile. Above all in his life was his family. A loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, he will be missed forever.
He is survived by his children, Bonnie Cadwalder and husband Preston of Old Forge; Andrew Belles and wife Jacquelyn of Hughestown, Gary Belles and wife Joan of Taylor and Dr. William Belles and wife Valerie of Buffalo, New York; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Mae Hughes of Old Forge, Beverly Webb of Moosic and Mildred Godlewski of Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.
A grandson, Joseph A. Belles on September 27, 2017; and brothers, Ambrose and Howard Milton Belles, also preceded him in death.
Funeral services by Rev. Erik Ferguson, Pastor of the Moosic Alliance Community Church, are scheduled for Saturday at noon in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Burial will follow at Marcy Cemetery in Duryea. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday from 10:00AM until services at the funeral home.
With deep gratitude for the amazing care given to Joe throughout his stay with them, the family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, # 7, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18702.