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Joseph Ralph Furgiuele, Sr.

  • On July 8, 2019
  • 9 Comments

Joseph Ralph Furgiuele, Sr., age 87 of Pittsburgh, PA formerly of Washington, PA passed away surrounded by family at his home on Monday, July 8, 2019. Born on August 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Josephine and Carmen Furgiuele. Joseph was the beloved husband of Nancy Rizzo Furgiuele for 63 years, the loving father of Jean (Arthur) Furgiuele Ernst, Joesph R. Furgiuele, Jr., Janet Furgiuele, Judith Furgiuele and Jennifer (Darin) Zywan, and cherished papap of Cameron, Broderick, Dylan, and Aiden Zywan.  Joseph was also blessed with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings Guy Mario and Angelo Ralph.  Joseph was extremely proud of his family and will be dearly missed by all, including his dogs, especially Ralph.

Joseph proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Ingersoll and USS Cogswell. He was passionate about politics and watching Fox News. Joseph was bilingual, Italian was his first language. He loved The Godfather movies and knew all of the lines by heart. Joseph was a faithful Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  He was a very gregarious person and loved swimming and socializing at LA Fitness.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday July 9, 2019 from 6 PM – 8 PM and Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 2 PM – 4 PM and 6 PM – 8 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A Mass of Catholic Burial will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 9:30 AM at St. Anne’s Church, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Castle Shannon, PA 15234. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate, Washington Area Humane Society http://www.washingtonpashelter.org/donate/ or the 2020 Trump Campaign https://www.donaldjtrump.com.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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9 Comments

Craig Negley
  • Jul 8 2019
Craig,Holly, Sean, Westley and Zora-Jade Negley
Steve P Petrozzi
  • Jul 8 2019
Our deepest condolences. Steve and Jill Petrozzi
Justine & Mar Coticchia
  • Jul 9 2019
Our heart felt condolences Nancy and family. We'll always remember Joe and his bigger than life personality... always smiling and joking, willing to lend advice or help in anyway. We wish we could be there to celebrate his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Justine & Mark Coticchia
Marie Tiano
  • Jul 9 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the family. We are going to miss Joe. We have always enjoyed talking to him and speaking Italian to each other. I remember our trip to Canada to visit my sister, your cousin Nella. We had the best time eating , laughing and talking about old times. Love and will miss you dearly, Marie and Justin
Tony, Edite, Mario
  • Jul 10 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family for your loss.
Jeff Resnick
  • Jul 11 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grieving. The Resnck’s
Susan Tiano
  • Jul 11 2019
Joe was the type of guy that when he was in a room, you knew. His opinions were great and he usually threw something funny in there. Nancy and family, I am so sorry he is gone. It is such a hard thing for everyone. My prayers are with you. Love, Sue and Nicole
Rosemarie and John Parse
  • Jul 12 2019
Our Love and Many Blessings to Nancy, Joseph Jr., Jean and Arthur, Janet, Judith, Jennifer, Darin, and children. You gave Joseph Sr. a wonderful send off--he is at peace with the Lord.
Fred & Penny Abbott
  • Jul 13 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to all of you. You are in our prayers.
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