Joseph Ralph Piccirilli

Born: Sat., Sep. 6, 1930
Died: Tue., Sep. 19, 2017


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 24, 2017
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 25, 2017
Location: Church of Notre Dame

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Joseph Ralph Piccirilli, 87 of Hermitage, PA passed away Tuesday evening September 19th, 2017 at Saint John 23rd Home.  Joseph was born in Sharpsville, PA September 6th, 1930 the son of the late Ralph and Iola Piccirilli.  He was predeceased by his first wife Antoinette Marie Piccirilli of 43 years in 1997, and his brother Victor Piccirilli and sister Teresa Flack.   He graduated from Sharpsville High School, served in the Army Air Force for 4 years during the Korean Conflict and graduated from Youngstown State University with a BS in Economics.  He began his career as a Federal Bank Examiner with the U.S. Department of Treasurer, Comptroller of Currency in 1962.  He joined Merchants and Manufactures National Bank in March of 1968 and served as the Vice President and member of the Board of Directors. He retired in 1988 from Mellon Bank.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fly fishing for trout, hunting, target shooting and reloading rifle ammunition.  He was a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited and liked fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains and especially Yellowstone National Park with his sons.  He enjoyed model railroading and took up golf after his retirement.  He served as the Treasurer for the Sharpsville School Board, volunteered for the IRS to prepare tax returns and was a member of the Sharpsville Service Club and the St. Bartholomew Holy Name Society.
He is survived by his wife Rosemary of 17 years residing in Hermitage along with her children, son, Paul and wife Lucy Luchette, Bob and wife Janet Pudlo and Fred and Barb Luchette with many grand children who loved him.  
He is survived by 2 sons Tom Piccirilli and his wife Peggy and their 2 children Adam and Megan of Lakewood Colorado, and Mike Piccirilli and his wife Sue and son Andy of Lawrenceville, GA.  His brother Mario Piccirilli and wife Jane reside in Linesville, PA.  
Charitable donations can be made to the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage PA  724-981-5566 at  
www. or Trout Unlimited by contacting Lizzy Haymaker, P.O. Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, WV  25438 email  (703) 284-9404

Friends may call Sunday September 24th, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday September 25th, 2017 at 11 am in the Church of Notre Dame with the Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V. officiating. Friends are welcome to meet at church.

Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery

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Regina M Abraham
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
Mike, I see where your wealth of knowledge and love of fishing comes from. May God keep you and your family embraced in his loving arms during and after this time of sorrow.

Therese Jeffries
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Tom Piccirilli's ONRR-SIO Family (John, Heidi, Mike, Pat, David, Steve, Terri, Christine, Matt and Greg).

Our Hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Tom Piccirilli's ONRR-SIO Family (John, Heidi, Mike, Pat, David, Steve, Terri, Christine, Matt and Greg

Bob and Julie Gasaway
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
Mike, Your father was a great man and certainly the guiding light in your life. We all benefited from your character and strength, both of which I attribute to his strong influence and guidance. I believe in God, the Holy Catholic Church and the Communion of Saints. His presence will continue to be with you as you move forward through his strong belief and commitment.

You and your family are in our prayers.

Anita & Jay Hearn
   Posted Sat September 23, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family of this wonderful family.

God Bless,
Anita & Jay Hearn

Fred Fleck
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
He is up there shooting the big bucks, catching all legal fishes and Talking Stillers........ Now he can rest.

Love the Fleck Family

Greg Tyillian and Scott Thompson
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Mike, We are both saddened to hear of the loss of your father. May Gods' peace be with you and your family.

Ray Palombi
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Tom & Mike,

Condolences to you and your families. Your dad was a kind and generous man. Those trips home from Clarion were a lot of fun.

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