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William J. Maile

September 21, 2019


William J. Maile, 84, a lifelong resident of Forest City, passed away Saturday morning, September 21st at Regional Hospital in Scranton with family by his side. His wife of over 60 years, Joann Marcavage Maile, died in 2018.

Born in Forest City on April 24, 1935, son of the late George Maile and Helen Burdick Maile, he was a graduate of Forest City High School and attended The University of Scranton.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church in Forest City and later joined St. Rose of Lima Parish in Carbondale.

Bill was employed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Telephone Company for over 40 years and also owned a business in town, M&M’s Variety.  He was devoted to his children and rarely, if ever, missed one of their sporting events no matter the distance.  He was an avid photographer and often took pictures for school groups, reunions and weddings.  If you saw Bill he probably had a camera or two over his shoulder.  Bill was a dedicated husband and, in spite of his own health issues, remained by his wife’s side in their home as she battled illness for over a decade. 

Surviving are his five children, Charlene McGraw, Browndale; William G. Maile, Simpson; Gary Maile and wife, Tammy, Monroe, CT; Kristin Maile and husband, Eric Wesenyak, Briarcliff Manor, NY; and Jason Maile and wife, Kristin, King of Prussia; two siblings, Marilyn Oprisko, Olyphant, and Carl Maile and wife Kathleen, Feasterville. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Erica McGraw Flaherty, Kevin and Michael McGraw; Lauren and Rachel Maile; Evan and Brody Wesenyak; Rose, Lena and Noelle Maile; and two great-grandchildren, Regis and Aria Flaherty; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law: Thomas McGraw, formerly of Browndale.

The funeral will be Wednesday, September 25th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, Midland Street, Simpson. Entombment will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows Mausoleum, Finch Hill. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City. All those attending the funeral Wednesday are asked to go directly to the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forest City Volunteer Ambulance Service, 300 Railroad Street, PO Box 73. Forest City, PA  18421.  Bill’s family is grateful for the help they provided over the years.

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September 24, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jones & Brennan Funeral Home
430 Main Street
Forest City, PA 18421

Mass of Christian Burial
September 25, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Michael's Church
46 Midland Street
Simpson, PA 18407

September 25, 2019

Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
404 State Route 106
Greenfield Twp., PA 18407


Forest City Emergency Services
380 Railroad Street, Forest City PA 18421

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