Joseph J. Cataldo, 89, of Sugar Grove, PA. died Wednesday evening, April 29, 2020 at Warren Manor Nursing Home, Warren, PA, after an extended illness. He was born February 9, 1931 in Kinzua, PA. to the late Francesco (Frank) and Santa M. Bruno Cataldo. He was a longtime resident of Sugar Grove, PA. Joe had served with the U.S. Army as a Sergeant where he was a tank commander. Joe was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad as a Trackman for many years and had worked on the family farm in Kinzua. He also was employed as a Diesel Mechanic with Cummins Engines and maintained the trucks at the former GTE Sylvania, he retired from the U.S. Forest Service. Joe enjoyed being owner and operator of Cataldo Enterprises, an oil lease company. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church
Joe was an avid hunter and enjoyed farming.
He is survived by
3 Sons – Mark Allan Cataldo and wife, Sandra, Michael Cataldo and wife, Dawn, all of Sugar Grove, PA, William Cataldo of Jamestown, N.Y.
Grandson Robbie Joe Cataldo whom they helped raise of Sugar Grove, PA. 1 Sister -Rosina Horvoth of Cleveland, OH
4 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandsons and many Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Strong Cataldo whom he married June 9, 1956 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 1 Son – Joseph J. Cataldo, Jr., 3 Brothers – Charles M. Cataldo, Umberto F. Cataldo Frank J. Cataldo, Jr. 1 Sister – Theresa Dawes, 2 Nephews – Charles J. Cataldo, Conrad Offi, 1 Niece – Theresa Marie Carlson
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, 1128 State Street, Erie, PA. 16501.