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
Published in York Daily Record on Dec. 13, 2004.