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Joseph Richard Napoli


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Joseph Richard Napoli Obituary
JOSEPH RICHARD NAPOLI Age 99, of Riverside, CA, passed away on August 7, 2015,surrounded by his family. He was born on July 7, 1916, in NYC to Antonio & Helen, who had recently emigrated from Sicily. The family of 3 boys and 2 girls lived in NYC, where Joseph attended schools and college. Joseph's military years were 1936-1968. His military service began prior to WWII, where he joined the Army Air National Guard. In WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees at the Normandy Landling. During Korea and Vietnam wars, he served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany, Italy, Vietnam and many USAF bases, retiring at March AFB in 1968 as a Sr. Master Sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a salesman at Rubidoux Motors for 15 years. Joseph's greatest joy was his large family. Many Sundays were spent enjoying his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marion, in 2004. Survived by children, Thomas Napoli (Martha), Joanne Rodino, Joseph Napoli (Diane) and Teresa Bickett. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many cousins in southern CA. A military service will be held at 10am on Monday, August 31st at Riverside National Cemetery, Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 26, 2015
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