ZAZZARO, JOSEPH M. Joseph M. Zazzaro, 76, of Carlsbad, CA, died Monday, January 14, 2013. He was born January 27, 1935, in Greensburg, PA, the son of the late Rocco and Mary (Santorella) Zazzaro. Prior to his retirement Joe had been in the movie theatre business for most of his life. He was an avid golfer, a member of the TVMC golf club, Encinitas Bocce Club and a member of the Encinitas Sons of Italy Lodge 2424. A Red Sox, Patriot and Chargers fan, Joe loved sports and getting together with friends and family. He was Catholic by faith. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Rocco, George, and Mario; two sisters, Rosemary Bayus and Lisa Conti. He is survived by two sons, Joseph and wife Katie and Mario of Westfield, MA, along with grandchildren Sarah, Christina, Anthony and Michael, an aunt, Ida Santorella, of Greensburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank all of his friends in Southern California for their love and friendship. A memorial service will be held at St. John Church, 1001 Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas, on January 22, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Joe will be brought home for burial at the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, PA. Memorial donations can be made to the .

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 20, 2013