Joseph Michael Ragosta April 20, 1958 October 13, 2013 Joseph Michael Ragos- ta was born April 20, 1958 in Sharon to Vincent Anthony Ragosta and Millie Baker Ragosta. He died October 13, 2013 at home in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Mercer High School in the class of 1976 and from Penn State University in 1980 and earned a PhD in chemistry at Cornell University in 1986. He was CEO and consultant for Associated Materials Processing and Environmental and Water Treatment Start-up. Joseph is survived by a daughter, Kaitlin Rose; his mother, Millie Baker Ragosta; and 10 siblings, Vincent Ragosta, (wife Brenda, children Vincent and Rachel), Kathleen Everitt (husband Ray, children Nathan and Ian), Arthur Ragosta, Kevin Ragosta (wife Margie, children Seth and Christian), Ruth Goncus (husband Lawrence, children Justin, Emerson, and Brian) John Ragosta (wife Elizabeth, children Gregory and Sarah), Anthony Ragosta (wife Kathleen, children Daniel and Amanda Tome), Margaret Wolfe (husband David, children Garrett Allison, Andrew and Aleah Wolfe), William Ragosta (wife Kelly, children Benjamin and Nicholas), Rosemary Petrunyak (husband Michael, children Maximillian and Mia); and eight great nieces and nephews, Shawn and Katie Llewski, James Ragosta, Abigal, Alexandra and Ronan Goncus, and Daniel and Matthew Tome. Joseph is also survived by aunts, Mary Ann Prezgay and her husband Michael, of Sharon, Vivian Tschopp and husband David, of Chambersburg, Alberta Dunlap, of Huntingdon, Evelyn Kelly, of Mount Union and uncles, Arthur Ragosta, of Winterhaven, Fla. and Chester Baker and his wife Barbara, of Huntingdon as well as many cousins. Father George Jakopac will conduct a Memorial Mass at St. John the Evangelist's Church on East Bishop Street, Bellefonte on Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Oct. 18, 2013