In Memoriam


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Joseph Yannacci 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Joseph Yannacci, 80, a retired mechanical engineer and a veteran of the Korean War, died Saturday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Castleton Corners in 1967 and to Sea View two years ago.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.  In 1965, he graduated from New York University with a degree in engineering.  Mr. Yannacci worked as a mechanical engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of various investment clubs in Manhattan and on Staten Island, and volunteered with SCORE, The Service Corps of Retired Executives on Staten Island.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, studying the stock market, fixing things around the house, and gardening.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary; two sons, Vincent and John; one daughter, Janine Bland; two brothers, Jerry and Peter; two sisters, Mary Sarnataro and Lena Yannacci, and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314.  Wake will be Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  Funeral will be Wednesday from the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, with a mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Castleton Corners.  Burial will be in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, N.J. - (718) 447-4242

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