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Joseph Ralph Piccirilli, 87, of Hermitage, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, 2017, at Saint John 23rd Home. Joseph was born in Sharpsville Sept. 6, 1930, the son of the late Ralph and Iola Piccirilli.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 43 years, Antoinette Marie Piccirilli, in 1997, and his brother, Victor Piccirilli, and sister, Teresa Flack.
He graduated from Sharpsville High School, served in the Army Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict and graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He began his career as a federal bank examiner with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of Currency, in 1962. He joined Merchants and Manufactures National Bank in March 1968 and served as the vice president and member of the board of directors.He retired in 1988 from Mellon Bank.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fly fishing for trout, hunting, target shooting and reloading rifle ammunition. He was a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited and liked fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains and especially Yellowstone National Park with his sons. He enjoyed model railroading and took up golf after his retirement.
He served as the treasurer for the Sharpsville School Board, volunteered for the IRS to prepare tax returns and was a member of the Sharpsville Service Club and the St. Bartholomew Holy Name Society.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Rosemary, residing in Hermitage along with her children, son, Paul and wife Lucy Luchette, Bob and wife Janet Pudlo and Fred and Barb Luchette as well as many grandchildren who loved him.
He also is survived by two sons, Tom Piccirilli and his wife, Peggy, and their two children, Adam and Megan, of Lakewood, Colo., and Mike Piccirilli and his wife, Sue, and son, Andy, of Lawrenceville, Ga. His brother Mario Piccirilli and wife Jane reside in Linesville.
Charitable donations can be made to the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage (724-981-5566) at
www.notredame_pa.org or Trout Unlimited by contacting Lizzy Haymaker, P.O. Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, WV 25438 email ehaymaker@tu.org (703-284-9404).

Joseph Ralph, 87, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday (9-24-17) at STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. Online condolences may be expressed at www.shermanfuneralhome.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday (9-25-17) in the Church of Notre Dame, with the Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V. officiating. Friends are welcome to meet at church.
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published on September 21, 2017
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