Joseph M. Maleski, 52, of Weatherly, died Wednesday evening at the Hazleton General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Maleski. He was previously employed as an educator at MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, and most recently at Palmerton High School. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of Matthew and Joanne Maleski. A devout Catholic, he was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales College, Allentown, earning a master’s degree. He was an Air Force veteran, serving 22 years with action in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, where he earned the rank of major. Surviving in addition to his parents and wife, are 16 children and other relatives.
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