Joe, loving husband, father, pap and great grand pap, passed from this life on Tuesday April 21st after a long fought battle with a lingering illness. Joe retired from the steel industry in 2004. Through his life he was a great softball player, playing for many teams in the Pittsburgh area, including professionally for the Pittsburgh Hard Hats. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, loved the slots and especially enjoyed being with family.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis of 14 years, 3 children, son Joseph (Lisa), daughter Lorraine (Jim) Zibreg and Laura (Jeff) DeMasi; 5 grandchildren, JoJo, Nicole, Sammie, Kimberly & Tyler and 4 great-grandchildren, Amelia, Joey, Dommie & Natalia; siblings Bobby (Carole), Dom (Maggie), Phillip (Susie) & Gerry (Dave), brother-in-law Jerry DeMaria, his Aunt Ro and Uncle Tony Tedesco and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Dominic and Geraldine, his first wife Eloise, and siblings Lawrence and Gina.
The viewing and burial will be private for the immediate family. A Funeral Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home inc., 1509 5th Ave. Arnold, PA 15068.
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