Joseph William Kormuth, Jr., 79, of Twilight passed away on Saturday June 15, 2019 at his home. Born in Charleroi on June 16, 1939, a son of Joseph William Sr. and Emma Kolich Kormuth.
After graduating from W&J, he completed a 43-year career, pioneering modern nuclear power plant startup/shutdown chemistry. He traveled to South America, Asia, and over 30 trips to Europe, including visiting family in Croatia and Slovakia, eventually leading him to meet his wife. He always practiced his Roman Catholic faith, especially as a lector at Mary, Mother of the Church, and was generous with his time and talents. Dad was passionate about his hobbies including competitive field trials with his beloved English Setters, playing tennis, coaching baseball, writing published articles, planting orchards, as well as gardening, Twilight Borough council, photography, classical music, and many others. Above all, he was a caring father, husband, and provider for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Zorica Jarnjevic; daughter, Dr. Karen Kormuth, Ph.D.; his sister, Mary (Gary) Echard; and many loving family around the world, as well as his son and daughter, Michael Kormuth and Jennifer Gallingane, and 5 grandchildren.
There will be no public visitation. All are asked to gather on Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 10:00am to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at Mary, Mother of the Church Charleroi with Rev. Kevin Dominik officiating. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery Charleroi.