Joseph Rimm, 77, of Hazle Street, Tamaqua, PA died on Monday, October 9, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Marlene (nee Caputo) Rimm to whom he was married 55 years in May. Born in Coaldale, PA on August 9, 1940, Joseph was a son of the late Michael and Rose (nee Costello) Rimm. Before retiring, he was employed by Ametek, Nesquehoning, PA and prior to that he worked for Quartite Lamps, Nesquehoning. Joseph was a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua. He was an avid animal lover, especially his cats, Kaycee and Callie. Joseph is survived by his wife, Marlene; son, Joseph Michael Rimm of Jim Thorpe, PA; daughters, Diane Koval of Hazleton, PA and Kathy Rimm of Palmyra, PA; daughter-in-law, Gail Wehr of Jim Thorpe; grandsons, Nickolas Wehr and Gage Koval; brothers, John Rimm and his wife, Patricia of Stroudsburg, PA and Robert Costello and his wife, Eleanore of Lancaster, PA; and numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceasing him were a sister, Rita Rimm Wister and a son-in-law, Joseph Koval. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will follow the mass. Call 6-8 PM on Friday, October 13 and 10-11 AM on Saturday, October 14 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Memorials in Joseph’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, ACS Frackville Regional Hub, 101 West Frack Street, Frackville, PA 17931 or the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, P.O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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