Born in Scranton, son of the late Floyd and Agnes Roche Ware, he was a self-employed farmer and was a resident of Newton Twp. most of his life.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassion and love the staff gave to Joe.
Surviving are two stepsons, Matthew Thomas and wife, Donna, Clarks Summit; and Harry Thomas and wife, Georgia, Scranton; four sisters, Mary Zanghi, Leona Woodmansee, Betty Ware and Joan Burke; a brother, James Ware; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at noon in the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
Friends may call Thursday, 11 a.m. until time of service. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to www.lawrenceeyoungfuneral home.com.