joseph brancazio
Joseph C. Brancazio, 77 of Weirton, died Friday May, 18 2001 at his home. He was born on February 14, 1924 in Butler, PA, the son of the late Giovanni and Dominica Cioffi Brancazio. Joseph was also preceded in death by two brothers Dominic A. and Tony Brancazio. Joseph served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired from Weirton Steel with 40 years of service as a feeder on the cleaning lines in the tin mill. He was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church and the VFW Panhandle Post 2716. He is survived by his wife, Mary Y. (DiBenedetto) Brancazio, whom he married on November 12, 1949; a son, Mark J. of Weirton; two daughters Mrs. Stush (Joanne) Rusinovich of Weirton and Mrs David (Gisele) Tackla of Strongsville, OH; a sister Mary Rurak of Weirton and two grandchildren Ryan Tackla and Alex Brancazio. Visitation will be 1-3 & 7-9 PM Sunday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Monday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton Interment will be in Saint Paul Cemetery with military services conducted by the Tri State Marine Corp the American Legion Post 10 and the VFW 2716. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. obit/ send family condolence at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Mary and family, We are in Topeka, Kansas with our daughter, Tina and wish to express our deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. You are in our prayers.

  2. Our Sympathies to all the family, Mary, Mark, Joanne, and Gisele. From Paul and Sarah and Paul and Patty.

  3. Dear Joanne: I want you to know that I could not come to give you my condolences because I had my grandson all day. I do know what it is like to lose your father, because I still turn to mine even though he has been gone for over a year. I hope, Joanne that you can allow your memories to console you in your times of sorrow. I know you had a special relationship with your dad….let those special times be your solace and you’ll always have him with you. I’m there anytime you want to talk…if you need me. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God bless you all…Joanne W.

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