Joseph M. Prosen, 90, of Warren, Pa., died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Warren Manor of Warren. Mr. Prosen was born August 15, 1926, in James City, Pa. He was the son of the late John and Antone (Ludwick) Prosen.
Mr. Prosen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his service time, he was employed by the Merchant Marine and sailed the Great Lakes. He was a member of the First Church of God in Warren, the Olive Temple Lodge No. 557 Free and Accepted Masons and the Shriners. Before the passing of his wife, Jenny, they had been enjoying the life of “snowbirds” — splitting their time between Warren and St. Marys.
He is survived by one daughter, Pamela Dawn Kitelinger, and husband, Delbert, of Clarendon, Pa; one son, Ross John Prosen, and wife, Melanie, of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Shane Bednez, Shannon Kitelinger, Chris Prosen, Seanna Prosen and Josh Prosen; nine great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Tony Ross, and wife, Julie, of Warren; one sister-in-law, Rochelle Mohney, and husband, Mike; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death on Dec. 19, 2014, by his wife, Yvonne “Jenny” Prosen; two brothers, John Prosen Jr. and Tony Prosen; and sister-in-law, Ivy Prosen.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home in Warren, at which time a funeral service will be held there with Rev. Bill Hargenrader, pastor of First Church of God, officiating. A Masonic funeral rite will be conducted there at 10:45 a.m. by members of the Olive Temple Lodge No. 557. Military honors will be provided by members of the Youngsville American Legion Honor Guard.
Private burial will be in Barnes Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the First Church of God, 1111 Madison Ave., Warren, PA 16365.
E-condolences may be sent by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.