The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

January 29, 2013

Joseph A Martuccio

Hermitage man worked in family paving business

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A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday for Joseph A Martuccio of Hermitage. He passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in his home with his family by his side. He was 84.

Mr. Martuccio was born June 1, 1928, in Colle Sannita, Province of Benevento, Italy, a son of Francesco “Frank Sr.” and Giovannina “Jennie” Zeolla.

At the age of two, he and his mother immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island to join his father. Joe was raised in Farrell and was a 1948 graduate of Farrell High School.

He then served two tours of duty in Korea with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was on the front lines at Heartbreak Ridge. As a private first class, he earned two Combat Infantryman Badges and was honored to be a Korean War Veteran and intensely proud of his service to his country.

Following his honorable discharge and tours of duty, Joe married the former Marian Neumann on May 2, 1953, in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell. Together they raised their beautiful daughter, Nancy. This May, he and his wife would have celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage.

He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.

Joe started working at the family business, Martuccio Paving in Hermitage, as soon as his feet could reach the pedals of the truck. He dedicated his entire life to his family and the business. In fact, he ran the grader on job sites until he was 82 years old!

His work ethic was legendary. Throughout his life he maintained a distinguished and respectable career in the paving business, faithfully working alongside his brothers.

In his younger years, he enjoyed tennis and golf. He was also a licensed pilot. Later, he belonged to several area bowling leagues and once bowled a perfect game. He was also a hunter and enjoyed being in the outdoors.

Joe had a passion for geography, the weather and history. He absorbed this information and remembered everything about places, dates and events. He was always full of interesting stories and facts.

Joe is survived by his wife, Marian, and daughter, Nancy, both at home. He also leaves behind a sister, Antoinette Misinay; and two brothers, Frank Martuccio and his wife Sandy; and Gene Martuccio and his wife Cherie, all Hermitage. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews who were tremendously proud to call him Uncle Joe.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Purina Martuccio.

A piece of the Martuccio family is gone today. Joe brought balance and wisdom to the family circle. The closeness that his family shared and his Italian heritage were true treasures to Joe. He will be missed dearly for his easy smile and his presence as a faithful, honorable and wise man.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Arc of Mercer County Foundation, 850 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148; Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, 139 Mitchell Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330; or Salvation Army, 660 Fisher Hill Road, Sharon, PA 16146.

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