Joseph M Micchia, Sr., of Wake Forest, North Carolina (formerly of Sharon, PA and Youngstown, OH,) passed away peacefully at Hillside Nursing Center on Thursday March 31, 2022 in Wake Forest NC at the age of 81.
Joe was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Anna and Frank Micchia, Sr on January 1, 1941. He graduated from Rayen High School and Youngstown State University. He married the former Kathleen Snover on June 30, 1962. They were married for 59 years. Joe worked for JC Penneys, GATX and Wheatland Tube before retiring and moving to North Carolina to be near his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Patricia Scharville (Michael), Joseph Micchia Jr. (Gina) and Thomas Micchia (Twila); his grandchildren, Michael (Abigail), Thomas (Juliana), Gabrielle, Juliana, Nicole, Avery and Ian; great grandchildren, Theo and Penelope; his brother Frank Micchia Jr (Marcie), Joanne Clay (Jack), Linda Kaydo and many nieces and nephews. Joe is preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Micchia, his parents Anna Micchia and Frank Micchia Sr.
Joe was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and friend. Joe enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. Growing up in his father’s Italian restaurant, Joe continued to enjoy cooking especially baking cakes and cookies for everyone to enjoy, especially his grandchildren. When not cooking or baking, he enjoyed painting and gardening. He enjoyed spending time on his front porch waiting for the neighborhood dogs to visit and get their treats.
Visitation will be held from 1:30pm to 2:30pm with a Memorial Services immediately following on Saturday, April 9th at Bright Funeral Home 405 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587. The Memorial Service will be recorded and posted for those who are unable to attend.
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The family of Joe wish to extend our sincere thanks to UNC/Rex Cancer Center in Wakefield and Dr. Robert Wehbie for his excellent care.