Remembering Joe Warriner Sr.

Remembering Joe Warriner Sr.

by Jeanine Hofbauer
The voice that echoed across a crowded room recognizable without a glance will be sorely missed, as much as the playful sense of humor and sweet predictable smile of Joseph E. Warriner Sr. who passed away May 17, 2016.
Born October 29, 1943, Joe lived a fulfilling life surrounded by those who truly loved and admired him. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Sharon L. Warriner and son Joseph E. Warriner Jr., his devotion to family and friends will forever remain in our hearts.
Survived by daughters, Christina Warriner and Fran Jardine, he cherished his granddaughters Sydney & Kelsey Jardine proudly and spoke of all “his girls” whenever given the chance.
Entranced by classic movies and westerns indoors, he often embraced outdoor recreation opportunities that included camping, fishing and four-wheeling.
Serving as Tunkhannock Township Supervisor, Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services board member and past president/current Rotarian with the Blakeslee Rotary Club echoed his dedication to lending a hand.
Friends and family are invited to join an afternoon Celebration of Life, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday May 25 at Van Gilder’s Jubilee.
Honoring Joe’s commitment to community, donations can be made in his name to the Blakeslee Rotary Club, P.O. Box 3, Blakeslee, PA 18610 in lieu of flowers.


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Ramp Closure Scheduled for May 14 and 15 at Route 903 ‘E-ZPass-Only’ Interchange

Eight-hour overnight closure needed for toll equipment maintenance.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises Northeastern Extension motorists using the Route 903 E-ZPass Only Interchange, Exit 87, in Carbon County, to be prepared for slow-moving or possible stopped traffic on May 14 and 15 as the southbound entry ramp will close overnight to enable technicians to safely perform routine maintenance on the electronic toll equipment.

From 10 p.m. on May 14 until 6 a.m. on May 15, the southbound entry ramp will be closed. During the ramp closure, motorists travelling on State Route 903 will not be able to enter the Northeastern Extension to travel south.

During the closures, motorists should seek alternate routes by using the nearest available interchange on I-476 depending on your direction of travel.

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