Joseph R. Tiberia Jr.

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GLENMONT Joseph R. Tiberia Jr., 45, of Glenmont, and formerly of Ravena, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006. He was born August 31, 1960, son of Florence (Pagano) Tiberia and the late Joseph R. Tiberia Sr., who passed away in 1984. Joseph was raised in Ravena and graduated from R.C.S. Central School in 1978. He went on to earn an associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Hudson Valley Community College and became employed by the NYS Department of Corrections in 1981. During his career he worked in various prisons throughout the state, serving in eight different facilities in different titles and ranks. Among his many commendations and leadership awards he was recognized and received citations by the NYS Senate and NYS Assembly for his service to New York in 1993. He earned the rank of lieutenant in 1998 and served in that capacity until his death. Mr. Tiberia had varied interests, he enjoyed carpentry, boating, landscaping, sports and giving back to his community. He served as the Village Square Home Owners Assoc. vice president on the board of director's from 1987 to 1999. For the past four years he had volunteered his service back to R.C.S. Central High School by assisting and helping the basketball and football programs. He often spoke about his passion to help instruct and to be a positive role model for young adults through sports. He was an absolute devoted loving father and husband for 20 years. Joe was a communicant of both St. Patrick's, Ravena and St. Thomas the Apostle, Delmar. Joe leaves behind the two loves of his life, his wife, Claudia (DeFrate) and his son, Christian Joseph; his brother, Donald of Pa.; his sister, Deanna (Matt) Stephenson of Clifton Park; and his niece, Olivia Grace; also survived by many cousins, in particular his cousin, Bob Tiberia of Glenmont who was his rock. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 16 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who wish to contribute in memory of Joseph may do so to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Published in Albany Times Union from June 14 to June 15, 2006