Obituary for Joseph Rathjen Sr.
Joseph E. Rathjen Sr. 60 of East Stroudsburg, Pa. died on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Born in Astoria, Queens, N.Y. he was the son of Joseph and Dorothy (Corrigan) Rathjen. Joe was a resident of the Monroe County area for the past 5 years and prior to that he resided in the New York area.
He was employed as a foreman carpenter with the Local Union #157 New York City for many years. He was of the catholic faith.
He is survived by a son Joseph Rathjen Jr. of Tobyhanna, and 2 daughters: Nicole Rathjen of Lake Aerial, Pa. and Brittany Rathjen of Henryville, Pa., 5 grandchildren, his twin sister Arlene Nizzardi of West Chester, Pa. and another sister Janet Price of Huntington, N.Y.
There will be a catholic prayer service on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:00am at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home Inc. 23 N. 9th.St.Stroudsburg, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10:00am until the time of the services at the funeral home.