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Joseph R. Scafaria

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(Asbury Park Press)

Joseph R. Scafaria, 70, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer. Joseph R. Scafaria was born in Gioia Tauro, Calabria, Italy in 1939 to the late Vincenzo and Rosina Scafaria. He immigrated to America in 1956 and began his long career in the garment district. For the past 10 years, he owned and operated his own business doing production and sample work for high fashion designers out of New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter, Lorene; a son, Vincent; four grandchildren, as well as his sisters, Tina Stillitano, Angela Covello, Pina Scafaria; and his brothers, John Cosmo, Dominic and Anthony Scafaria.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Road, Holmdel. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at St. Catharine's Church, 108 Middletown Road, Holmdel. Memorial donations may be made at

Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 18, 2009
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