Joseph N. (Peachy) Piccirillo, age 92, of 96 Lincoln St., Ridgway, passed away early Monday morning, May 3, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois. He was born October 13, 1928, in Ridgway, son of the late Edward M. and Angeline (Petro) Piccirillo. On July 2, 1955 he married his wife of 65 years, Alice Zimmerman Piccirillo.
Joe was a life-long member of St. Leo Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years. He had been a member of the Moose Club, Sons of Italy, American Legion, and the Elk County Country Club. He was educated in St. Leo's Schools, graduating with the Class of 1946. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Japan with the Army of Occupation. Upon his discharge from the Army he was employed by Ridgway Color & Chemical Company for many years, starting in the Lab and working his way up to General Manager. He later worked for Brockway Glass in the Sales Department, retiring from there after many years of service. He was athletic throughout his life, playing basketball in High School and enjoying soft ball, golfing, fishing, playing cards, and going to Florida in the winter and the Outer Banks in the summer with family and friends.
Joe is survived by his wife, Alice Zimmerman Piccirillo of Ridgway, 2 sons David M. Piccirillo of Harrisburg, PA and Timothy J. Piccirillo of St. Petersburg, FL, 1 brother Edward Piccirillo of Asheville, NC, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister Philomena Lease. Peachy was a kind and gentle man to his family and all those he met throughout his life. He will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph N. Piccirillo will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Military Honor's accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 5-7 PM. Memorials, if desired, can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678 or to Wounded Warriors
Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 3, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com.
Published by Ridgway Record from May 3 to May 4, 2021.