Joseph Besket, 91, of State College, PA passed away peacefully on April 1, 2023. Joe was born on September 1, 1931 in Scranton PA, the son of John and Anna Besket. He was a Naval Veteran serving in the Korean War as a Morse Code operator. From there he graduated from Penn State University with a Business degree and began working at the Tavern Restaurant. He was part of the "Tavern Twins" duo with his brother Andy and worked there until he retired in 1996. When he wasn't working he enjoyed fly fishing, coffee at the Corner Room with his friends, watching the Steelers, and enjoying Penn State Sports, especially wrestling.
Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy of State College, his son Drew and his girlfriend Larissa Crnkovich, granddaughters Sydney and Avery Besket all of Pittsburgh, PA. He also is survived by his sisters Anna of Chicago, IL and Lillian of Scranton, PA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna as well as numerous brothers and sisters.
Services and burial will be private and handled by Koch Funeral Home of State College, PA. Please feel free to make a charitable donation to your favorite charity in his honor. He can also be celebrated by a toast with his favorite beer, Miller High Life or a glass of red wine.