Joseph C. Zappia Jr.

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Joseph C. Zappia Jr., CLU, 66, Patterson Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Johnstown Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown, after a lengthy illness.
Born June 2, 1948, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Joseph C. Zappia Sr. and Orpha Mancuso Zappia. He was the second of two sons.
On Aug. 6, 1977, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, he married Marlene A. Philips Zappia. She survives.
He served in the United States Army Reserve.
Joe was a 1966 graduate of DuBois Central Catholic High School. He earned an associate's degree in business from Penn State in 1971 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Development from Penn State in 1974. He later earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr in 1990.
He was the founder of Zappia Insurance and Financial Group and worked in the insurance business for over 35 years. He was an award-winning insurance agent.
He enjoyed singing, making people laugh and having fun. He was an avid weight lifter and past board member of the DuBois Area YMCA.
He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and clients.
Joe is survived by his children: Joseph Zappia III of DuBois and Dr. Gina Zappia of Latrobe; a brother, Dr. Charles A. Zappia and his wife, Mary Jane, of San Diego, Calif., and their two children; nieces, Angela Zappia and Gabriela Zappia, both of California. He is also survived by an aunt, Mary Teresa Zappia of DuBois.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Kresinski as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Penn State DuBois, 1 College Place, and/or DuBois Central Catholic School, P.O. Box 567, and/or DuBois YMCA, 25 Parkway Drive, and/or St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 25 Robinson St., all in DuBois, PA 15801.
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Du Bois, PA 15801
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2014