Farewell to Joseph Farnese: An Obituary

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Joseph Farnese, a beloved family member and respected member of the community. His obituary serves to commemorate his life and legacy, and to remind us of the impact that he had on our lives. Read on to learn more about the life and career of Joseph Farnese, and the legacy that he has left behind.
Farewell to Joseph Farnese: An Obituary
Joseph Farnese, one of America’s greatest historical figures, sadly passed away on April 23, 2020, at the age of 94. He had left a lasting impact on many lives, including his own family, friends, and the world.


  • Served as Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011
  • Served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 1999 to 2003
  • Drafted and signed the first Pennsylvania Budget for the state in 2005
  • Launched many initiatives during his time in office, including improvements in education and job training programs

Joseph Farnese was a true leader and a pillar of strength for the people of Pennsylvania. His unwavering commitment and hard work made the state one of the most progressive in the country. He was a constant source of inspiration and an example to many. His legacy will live on in the lives of those he touched.

As the community of Scranton, Pennsylvania and the many family and friends he has left behind bid a fond farewell to Joseph Farnese, they will greatly miss his steadying presence and his indefatigable spirit. He will forever be remembered for providing security and laughter to those around him. Farewell Joseph Farnese, may you rest in peace in the hearts of everyone who has ever been fortunate enough to have known you.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved Joseph Farnese, who passed away on April 7, 2021.

Joseph was born on June 4th, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Farnese. He was a customer service icon at AT&T for more than 20 years. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, and being with his family. He was passionate about life and absolutely loved to make people laugh.

Joseph was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was always a kind and generous spirit and was blessed with a great sense of humor. Joseph was very supportive and his presence always put a smile on everyone’s face. His loyalty and willingness to help anyone in need were remarkable.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Elizabeth and their two children, Paul and Sarah, as well as seven grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by those he has left behind, including his many friends and co-workers.

Joseph was a brilliant example of what it means to be a wonderful human being. He was a faithful friend and loyal family man, and we are thankful to have had him in our lives.

May Joseph rest in peace


Family of Joseph Farnese

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