Joseph Frank Monoski

September 25, 1947 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Joseph Monoski Obituary

Joseph joined his heavenly family on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 76 years of age. Joe was born on September 25, 1947 in Renovo, PA to the late Stephen and Annabelle (Chrapek) Monoski. He was married to Janelle King on May 2, 1970; she survives him. 

Joe was employed by Hammermill Paper Company for over 30 years. He also worked as a DJ for many weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties as “DJ Love.” He was a member of Greenfield Baptist Church and a previous member of North East First Baptist Church. Joe grew all sorts of berries and loved to share them with his family and friends. When he had the chance, he enjoyed hunting and fishing at Brokenstraw. 

Besides his wife, Janelle, surviving are three children: Joelle Abke, Jonathan (Mary Jo) Monoski, and Julie (Mark) Bartlett; grandchildren Alyssa Abke, Dylan Abke, Brittany Tobin, Bobby Kellogg, Tyler Monoski, Isaiah (Hannah) Bartlett, Zachariah Bartlett, Nathan Bartlett, and many dear friends. 

Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen “Randy or Ski” W. Monoski, Jr. 

Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenfield Baptist Church, 9028 Williams Rd, North East, Pennsylvania 16428. Pastor Brently Pustelak will officiate a service following visitation at 1:00 p.m. Gravesite services will be immediately after at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Greenfield Baptist Church, 9028 Williams Rd, North East, PA 16428, or to Camp Judson, 398 Holliday Rd, North Springfield, PA 16430 or to Community Nursing Services of North East, PA, 7 Park St, North East, PA 16428. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Please send condolences to

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February 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Greenfield Baptist Church
9028 Williams Road
North East, PA 16428

Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

1:00 PM
Greenfield Baptist Church
9028 Williams Road
North East, PA 16428

Graveside Service immediately after Funeral Service

Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery
2160 Norcross Road
Erie, PA 16510


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