JOSEPH A. YANNUZZI
September 11, 1934 – November 22, 2013
Mr. Joseph A. Yannuzzi, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly at his residence on November 22, 2013.
Mr. Yannuzzi was born in Newark, NJ, the son of the late Anthony Yannuzzi and Lucy Nazzaro Yannuzzi, on September 11, 1934.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and had worked for Gemini Industries in Clifton, NJ as their general manager until his retirement. After his retirement he worked part-time at Echo Data the former Sheeran Industries in New Castle. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling in a league, singing in the men’s choir at St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Church in Newark, NJ, and ballroom dancing with his wife, Brenda. Mr. Yannuzzi also enjoyed working with wood especially doing Intarsia carvings. He volunteered with his therapy dog for “Paws for People” at Easter Seals in New Castle for five years and was involved in helping his wife with the many foster and rescue cats and dogs she took care of and loved dearly.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Yannuzzi was preceded in death by his brother, Eduardo Yannuzzi.
He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Brenda Calderwood Yannuzzi; children, Anthony Yannuzzi of Hendersonville, NC, Donna Hagy of NJ, Linda Klemensits of East Brunswick, NJ and Geraldine Yannuzzi of Perth Amboy, NJ; brothers, Larry, Paul, Donald and Carmen Yannuzzi all of NJ; sister, Viola Pellerito of NJ; and five grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 5 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, where family and friends may visit from 3 pm until the time of service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paws for People, P.O. Box 9955, Newark, DE 19714 (pawsforpeople.org) or Forgotten Cats, Inc., 4023 Kennett Pike, Suite 422, Greenville, DE 19807 (forgottencats.org); or Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 (dehumane.org).