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May 4, 2014

Joseph (Joe) Louis Travaglini Sr.

MEADVILLE — Joseph (Joe) Louis Travaglini Sr., 83, 586 Walnut St., Meadville, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at home.

Joe was born at home in Greenville on Jan. 8, 1931, a son of the late Domenico and Elizabeth Mary DeLett Travaglini.

On May 4, 1957, Joseph married Ann Marie Abbondanza; she survives.

He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church where he had formerly served as a lector.

In 1986, Joe retired from the former Abex Corp. where he had been employed since 1967. He had previously worked for Carmen Baiera at the former Modern Barber Shop for three years. Prior to moving to Meadville in 1963, Joe was employed by the former Bortz Barber Shop in Greenville.

He was a 1949 graduate of Penn High School, Greenville, and a 1950 graduate of Ora Jean Barber School of Erie. Joe was a charter member of Father Cannon’s Sports Banquet where he served as secretary for many years. In his earlier years, he coached Little Gridders Football, baseball and umpired baseball. He loved hearing all about his grandson Dominik’s baseball games. An avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan, Joe also enjoyed playing solitaire and watching Westerns and TV game shows. While living in Greenville he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife, Ann, to whom he was married just one day shy of 57 years, Joe is survived by three children, Joseph Louis Travaglini Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Marianne Pruskowski and her husband, Brian, of Meadville, and Lori L. Martin and her husband, Dennis, of Lakewood, Ohio; six grandchildren, Mark Russell McKay, Dominik Joseph Pruskowski, Matthew Culwell, Matthew Martin, Jason Martin and Heather Banules; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Nicholas James Travaglini of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a Scripture service will be conducted at 4 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, as celebrant.

Joe will be laid to rest in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 16039 Conneaut Lake Road, Suite 108, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

The family would like to thank Dr. Marianne Suprys as well as Becky Doubet of Southern Care Hospice for the special care they gave Joe.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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