Joseph Andrew Fornadel Jr., 86, passed away Wednesday morning, Ja. 10, 2018 at Crofton Care Center in Crofton, Md. He was a life-long resident of Masury, Ohio. And before moving to Maryland, he resided at Juniper Village in Sharon for five years.
Joseph was born on Oct. 11, 1931, in Masury,Ohio, the son of the late Joseph Andrew Fornadel Sr. and Anna Fornadel. Joe worked at Westinghouse and drove tour bus where he was a favorite among the groups.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Hubbard and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a true social butterfly, who never met a stranger. He took delight in being called "GrandPa Joe" by not only family but by many people.
Joseph will be deeply missed by his children, David (Martha) Fornadel, Mary Jo (Mark) Domen, Arlene (Charles) O'Malley, Joseph (Donna) Fornadel and James (Karen) Fornadel; 11 grandchildren, Lenora, Todd, John, Laura, Christopher, Connor, Jeannette, Michael, Marissa, Michael and Mollie; six great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Dean, Marianne, Samuel, Nicholas and Joseph; his brother, Eugene Fornadel; and a dear friend, Mary White.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Anne, (October 1996) whom he married on April 28, 1951; his brother, Edward Fornadel; and his sister, Josephine Kocis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Joe's favorite charity, St. Jude's Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Hospice of Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.
Joseph Andrew, 86, of Crofton, Md., formerly of Masury, Ohio.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (1-15-18) at LANE FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, MADASZ CHAPEL, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield, Ohio. Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday (1-16-18) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hubbard, Ohio.
Burial: St. James Catholic Cemetery, New Bedford, Pa.
Published on January 13, 2018