Joseph C. Crisafulli, 77, of Centre Township and formerly of Laureldale, died June 17, 2020 in Tower Health / Reading Hospital.
He was married to his high school sweetheart, Kaaren JoAnn (Faller) Crisafulli on October 7, 1961.
Born June 24, 1942 in Reading, PA., he was a son of the late Sebastiano and Catherine S. (Miano) Crisafulli.
Joseph attended Central Catholic High School and Muhlenberg High School.
He was a member of Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Church, Hyde Park.
For almost 40 years, Joseph owned and operated Joe Crisafulli General Contracting, until 1999.
He then opened ”Joe’s Place”, Hyde Park, a bar he ran and loved for the last 20 years.
Joseph is also survived by two sons: Joseph A., husband of Carol F. (Weik) Crisafulli and Anthony M. Crisafulli, companion of Shayla Hoffman; all of Muhlenberg Township.
He was affectionately known as “pop-pop” to 8 grandchildren: Joseph S., husband of Michelle Crisafulli; Dustin, husband of Katie Hansell; Amanda, wife of Frank Emmerling; Derek Crisafulli; Allesondra (Crisafulli) Pritiskutch; Anthony Crisafulli; Ava Crisafulli and Riley Johnson.
Other survivors include 11 great grandchildren: Cameron Crisafulli; Mathew Crisafulli; Gianna Crisafulli; Emily Crisafulli; Kaylee Beury; Addison Beury; Harper Hansell; William Emmerling; Sebastian Crisafulli; Joseph Crisafulli and Chloe Stewart.
He is also survived by a sister, Agnes, widow of Henry Butto of Russellville, Arkansas; a former daughter-in-law, Erica (Hollos) Crisafulli of Wyomissing and several nieces and nephews.
Viewings will be held Wednesday evening from 6 – 8 pm in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale and Thursday morning from 10 -11 am in Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Hyde Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 25th at 11:00 am in Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Church, Hyde Park.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
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