June 27th, 2015 1:30 am

First Posted: 2/10/2013

Joseph Doc Talipan, 75, of Avoca passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Hospice Community Care Center, Dunmore. He was born in Pittston, November 15, 1937 and was the son of the late Michael and Rose (Chichilla) Talipan.

Joseph was a graduate of Pittston Area High School Class of 1955 and was a United States Navy Veteran. Doc, as he was known to family and friends, was the owner and operator of the Flame bar in Exeter and also DeMarko's bar in Pittston. After many years, Doc retired from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

He was a lifetime and active member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca, a member of the American Legion, Post 1227, Avoca, and was a member and Past-President of the Avoca Lions Club, #6048, Avoca.

Doc was an honorable man who always put his whole heart into everything he did. He was a devoted family man who cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. Doc loved nothing more than to be with his family at the holidays and to host summer cookouts. He loved listening to Frank Sinatra music, took great joy in his daughter, Diane's cooking, and had quite an affinity for sweets. He was dearly loved and will be forever missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Marie (Lettieri) Talipan, who passed away March 10th, 1986; and his brother, William Talipan.

He is survived by his daughter, Diane McDermott and her husband, James of Avoca; his son, Joseph Talipan of Avoca;, grandchildren Mellissa, Jessica, and James McDermott; his brother, Michael Talipan of Old Forge; and his sister, Mary Vender of Old Forge; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday evening, February 8, 2013 with a blessing service at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com