Joseph Francis Kameen of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J. He was 70.
Son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (O’Neill) Kameen, he was born on March 8, 1950, in Carbondale, Pa.
Joseph attended and graduated from Forest Regional High School with honors in 1968; East Stroudsburg University, Cum Laude, in 1972; and the Dickinson School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1980.
In his long and distinguished career, Judge Kameen taught English at East Stroudsburg High School; practiced law in Allentown, Pa., and then practiced law in Milford, Pa., for many years before serving as an Assistant District Attorney and then First Assistant District Attorney for Pike County before his election to Judge. In his most recent position beginning in 2004, Judge Kameen was the President Judge of Common Pleas of Pike County, where his responsibilities included the Administration of County Court, Presiding Judge in Criminal, Juvenile, Civil and Family Law Proceedings; Chairman of Criminal Justice Advisory Board and the Pike County Prison Board.
Judge Kameen participated with many organizations, including Legal Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Pike County Economic Development Corp., Private Industrial Council of Northeast PA; Pike County Bar Association; Penn State Paralegal Instructor; Pennsylvania District Attorney Association; and Dickinson School of Law NEPA Alumni Association. He was a member of the Pike County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. In addition to his legal pursuits, Joseph was a coach for Babe Ruth Baseball.
He leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth (Erickson) Kameen of Dingmans Ferry; daughter, Elizabeth Nora Kameen, at home; sons, Paul Arthur Kameen, at home, Jonathon Kameen and Meagen of Milford, and Daniel Kameen and Jen of Milford; sister, Elizabeth Kameen of Baltimore, Md.; brothers, Paul Kameen of Olympia, Wash., and Patrick Kameen of Lancaster, Pa.; grandchildren, Nixon, Silas, Bailey, and Madison; mother-in-law, Nora Mostellar, who has been by his side throughout his illness.
Family received friends at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Milford, on Sept. 11. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Milford, on Sept. 11, with the Rev. John B. Boyle officiating. Burial followed Mass at the Delaware Cemetery, Dingmans Ferry.
Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association at 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.
Arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford.