JOSEPH L. VAILLANT (1958-2021), 63, Blakeslee, died early Saturday morning, July 24, 2021, at home. He was the husband of Laura (Purdy) Vaillant with whom he shared 38 years of marriage.


Born on April 15, 1958, in Englewood, NJ, he was a son of the late Joseph and Alice (Larsen) Vaillant and previously lived in West Milford, NJ, and Wycoff, NJ before moving to Pennsylvania 18 years ago.


Prior to retirement, he was self-employed in the flooring business.  Joe enjoyed hunting. In addition to his wife, surviving are two children, Joseph, Jr., Pocono Pines, and Ashlin Vaillant, Effort; three grandchildren,  and a sister, Deborah DeLonga, Sussex, NJ.


Services will be held on Saturday, July 31, from the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm with Rev. E. Ann Melot officiating. Cremation was private.