Beloved Husband and Father Joseph Catalano, Jr., 75, of Cambridge Springs, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Meadville on December 19, 1937, the son of Lew Walton and the late Ruth Boyle Walton. After high school, Joseph attended Grove City College, earning a degree in business. In 1960 he joined the US Army and served in the states during the Vietnam era. For many years, Joe worked for the Goodyear Tire Co., in the Pittsburgh area. In 1970, he moved to Edinboro to manage the newly constructed Darrow Place Apartments, by Edinboro University. He started his own commercial cleaning service and named it Thor-O-Clean. In 1985, Joseph opened the Thor-O-Tire shop on Rt. 6N, in Edinboro. After 17 years Joe sold his part of the business and retired in 2002. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and play cards. Joe also enjoyed sitting on his porch, visiting with his family and friends for hours at a time. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Catalano, Sr. Survivors include his loving wife of 14 years, Julia Luty Catalano; two sons, Douglas Catalano and his wife Kimberly of Virginia, and Joel Catalano of Edinboro; a daughter, Erin Wheeler of Ohio; also, his dogs, Delilah and Pearl and a cat, Woody. Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 3:45 p.m., on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Philip Catholic Church, 25797 Rt. 98, Crossingville, Pa., on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Thad Kondzielski officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, in Crossingville. Memorials may be made to the Jake Boyle Memorial Scholarship Fund Payable to Penn State Behrend, Development Office, 5103 Station Rd., Erie, PA 16563. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 17, 2013