In Remembrance of Patrick J. "P.J" Needham
Patrick J. "P.J." NeedhamDunmore, PA December 19, 1959 ~ December 4, 2011 Date of Service: December 9, 2011
Patrick J. “P.J.” Needham, 51, Dunmore, died Sunday evening in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Patrick and Eleanor Connolly Needham, he was a graduate of West Scranton High School class of 1977 and was owner of Drinker Pizza in Dunmore for many years. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame, the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Phillies. P.J. was a very caring and generous man who donated to many civic organizations and fundraising events, as he was always concerned with the welfare of others, especially his good friend “Maverick.” He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are four sisters, Patricia Elwell and husband Roger, Moscow; Michele Posocco and husband Arthur, Scranton; Colleen Lindberg and husband Jeffrey, Scranton; and Ellen Nowakowski and husband Michael, Scranton; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friend Joanne Pirratano.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson St., Scranton. Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday evening from 4-7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave
Taylor, PA 18517.