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Joseph Cuffaro YORK Joseph Cuffaro, 73, died at 7:11 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2004, at the University of Maryland Hospital in a courageous attempt to recover from a very complicated operation. He was the husband of Mickey Cacciola Cuffaro for 46 years. He was a graduate of the University of Denver College and served four years in the U.S. Navy. For 30 years, he had a successful sales career at York Tape and Label. Joe was an active member in the Knights of Columbus Council 1530, Victory Athletic Association, AARP, the American Diabetes Association, and York Catholic Athletic Association. He was instrumental in the development of procurement for the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. Joe was a devoted and active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and volunteered tirelessly working the annual yard sale, carnival and decorating the Church for Christmas. Joe was a compassionate, giving, dedicated, loving man to family, friends and strangers alike. Along with his wife, Mickey, and his mother-in-law, Connie Cacciola, he is survived by two daughters: Connie Fickes and her husband, Jay of York and their two children, Michael and Jacqueline; and Judy Arnold and her husband, Scott of North Wales, Pa. and their two daughters, Jessica and Alexandra. Surviving siblings include Mary Hoke Keffer of York and Charles Cuffaro of Loveland, Ohio. In addition, he leaves behind very special sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie & Butch Cacciola, Rosie & Ray Rinaldi and their children, Debbie Cacciola Hess, Gina Cacciola Dougherty, and Bill, Ray, and Fred Rinaldi. Visitations will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Louis Petruha, O.F.M. Cap. as celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery with military honors by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Contributions may be made to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry, 628 E. Market St., York, PA 17403; or to the Hope Lodge, 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201. In honor of Joe the family requests to bring canned goods for the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. www.kefferfh.com

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Published in York Daily Record on Dec. 13, 2004.
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December 15, 2004
Dear Mickey and All Of Joe's Wonderful Family:
From the time Mr. Cuffaro first picked me up at the airport with my Dad just before his marriage to Zee, I knew what a wonderful man Joe was. He could make us laugh, and he was a close friend to my dad - making him so welcome in York. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
My prayers are with each of you. God Bless.
Linda Libasci Vegh
December 15, 2004
Dear Mickey, It was quite a shock to see the notice of Joe's death. From a distance, I was not aware that he was sick. Joe and your whole wonderful extended family your children and their husbands, the wonderful list is long - I will keep them all in my prayers. Special regards to your sweet Mom. Joe was a super person, just like his whole family. Peace and Love and Joy (because Joe would want all of you to continue to be joyful - even though it is hard at times). I think that when we ask ourselves, "What would the deceased person want me to do, What would I do if he was here? The answer will be there. Love you all, Vic
Fr. Victor Kriley
December 14, 2004
Dear Mickey and Connie I am so sorry to here about your husband and father.I know you love him very much and going to miss him.God will get you through this He is now in a place where the streets are pave with gold and no more sorrow just peace and love.
Glenn (Fuzz) Garrett
December 13, 2004
Dear Mickey--Over the years, I have heard many references to "Uncle Joe" from your niece, Paula Hintzel. He did a lot for the community. You must be proud.

May your fond memories of Joe sustain you through this loss.

Please accept my sympathy, Mickey.
Sue Feeser
December 13, 2004
our prayers are with your family in your great loss.i remember joe and mick as beautiful people in my younger years in york.
vince bentivegna
December 13, 2004
Mr Cuffaro's love of the food pantry has inspired many York Countians to do more for their neighbors. What a wonderful legacy. My prayers are with you, god bless your family.
Teresa Arnold
December 13, 2004
Dear Mrs. Cuffaro, Judy and Connie,
I was so sad to hear of Mr. Cuffaro's passing. Mom and Dad had been keeping me posted on his health. I have very fond memories of him with his kind smile and also with his gentle charisma! My prayers and thoughts are with you during the holidays. And...to think he was the man responsible for making the shamrock labels for the York Catholic fans to wear when we won the basketball championships in the late 70's!!!
Rose Mingora DeGregorio
December 13, 2004
Aunt Mickey, Connie, Judy, and Families,
Words just cannot express our deepest condolences. Regretfully, we (Hintzel Family) will not be able to attend the funeral but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was evident Uncle Joe loved his family, and he was surrounded by that love at his final moments. Cherish the memories! Love you all, Paula, Mike, and Sons, Travis and Chase Hintzel
Paula Hintzel
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