Joseph Giacometti, 84, of Houston, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
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He was born September 19, 1929, in Manifold, a son of the late Joseph R. and Anna Jubas Giacometti.
Mr. Giacometti attended Manifold and Laboratory grade schools. He was a 1947 graduate of Trinity High School and a 1952 graduate of Penn Commercial College.
He served 51 months in the U.S. Navy, 40 of which were aboard the aircraft carrier USS Palau, attaining the rank of yeoman second class. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and Occupation Medal.
Following 38 years of employment, he retired from McGraw Edison (Cooper Power Systems) in 1994. He was previously employed at the Observer Reporter Publishing Co., Duncan Miller Glass Factory and worked for PONY League Baseball commissioner Lou Hayes, Beatty Buick and GMC Trucking Co.
Mr. Giacometti was a member of American Legion in Houston, Cameron Wellness Center, Route 19 Senior Citizens Bowling League, Fountain of Life Church and the USS Palau (CVE122) Veterans Association.
He enjoyed line dancing and polkas, traveling, crossword puzzles, gardening and doing things for others.
On September 14, 1957, in Meadow Lands, he married Doris Hawkins, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Barry) Salsbury of Claysville and Janice (Charles) Reynier of Washington; three grandchildren, Sean (Rebecca) Salsbury, Gina (Brian) George and Jenee' Reynier; a great-granddaughter, Cadence Salsbury; a brother, Robert (Carole) Giacometti of Manifold; an uncle, Joseph Jubas; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are two sisters who died in infancy.
Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, July 26, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with Pastor Todd Crouch officiating. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice, 275 Meadowlands Boulevard, 1A, Washington, PA 15301, or a
Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on July 25, 2014