Joseph J. Fedor formerly of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and recently North Carolina, died on May 12, 2012 in Wilson, NC. Born in Hazleton, PA on April 2, 1925, to Joseph and Johanna Rusnock Fedor, he attended Hazleton High School.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Gonzalez Fedor, of Durham, NC, brother, Edward Fedor of West Islip, NY, sister Dolores Dolly Black, of Hazleton, PA, his children from his former marriage, daughters, Laura Hinton, of Metuchen, NJ, Joann Rhodes, of Hillsborough, NJ and son, Joseph Jr., of Neshanic, NJ, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Steibler who died on the same day in Hazleton, PA. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Suzanne LaMee Bodeen, of Durham, NC and step-son, Peter Mahalow of Hillsborough, NJ.
He was employed for 32 years at Union Carbide in Bound Brook, NJ and served his country for 3-1/2 years in the US Coast Guard in Europe during WWII. Joseph was a quiet, unassuming man who enjoyed watching pro football, and was an avid Duke Blue Devils basketball fan. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
A Funeral Mass will be offered 11:00 AM Friday, May 18, 2012 from St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
The Fedor family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com Select obituaries.