May 8, 2020

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Joel Kislin, 68, from Kingston, PA, passed away suddenly at Geisinger Wyoming Valley on Friday, May 8, 2020. 


Kislin, a 1969 graduate of GAR memorial high school, a two-time District champion, Regional champion, and state runner up in the wrestling program was also a 1973 graduate of Hofstra university.  Joel taught special education for 35 years, at Kistler Elementary and moved on to Coughlin High School before he retired.  Joel was also a wrestling coach at Nanticoke Area High School, and other schools in the NEPA region, including WVW where he coached the first state champion in 10 plus years.  Kislin was to be inducted into the PA wrestling hall of fame, on May 17th, 2020.  He is also a member of the Luzerne county sports hall of fame, LCCC wrestling hall of fame, Meyers High School wrestling hall of fame, and the Hofstra university wrestling hall of fame. Joel was a 2 time gold medal winner at the Maccabiah Games in Israel.  Joel was also an active member of the Men’s Club at the Jewish Community Center and an active member at Temple Israel. 


He is preceded in death by his father, Harold and mother Esther, and many aunts, uncles, and pets.


He is survived by his wife Lynnette, and 2 daughters Aimee and Rachel, his brothers Louis, Richard, and Mark.


A Private family graveside funeral service will be held in Temple Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville.


Arrangements by Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc. 348 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre.


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In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, if desired, can be made out to Hofstra Wrestling in honor of Joel Kislin and sent to 316 Richard Street, Kingston, PA 18704.




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