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Joseph Andrew Fornadel, Jr.
  • October 11, 1931 - January 10, 2018
  • Crofton, Maryland

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Joseph Andrew Fornadel Jr., 86, passed away Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018 at Crofton Care Center in Crofton, MD. He was a life-long resident of Masury, OH and before moving to Maryland, he resided at Juniper Village in Sharon for five years. Joseph was born on October 11, 1931 in Masury,OH, the son of the late Joseph Andrew Fornadel Sr. and Anna Fornadel. Joe worked at Westinghouse and drove tour bus where he was a favorite among the groups. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Hubbard and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a true social butterfly, who never met a stranger. He took delight in being called “GrandPa Joe” by not only family but by many people. Joseph will be deeply missed by his children, David (Martha) Fornadel, Mary Jo (Mark) Domen, Arlene (Charles) O’Malley, Joseph (Donna) Fornadel, James (Karen) Fornadel; eleven grandchildren, Lenora, Todd, John, Laura, Christopher, Connor, Jeannette, Michael, Marissa, Michael, Mollie; six great-grandchildren; Cassandra, Dean, Marianne, Samuel, Nicholas, and Joseph ; his brother, Eugene Fornadel; and a dear friend, Mary White. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Anne, (October 1996) whom he married on April 28, 1951; his brother, Edward Fornadel; and his sister, Josephine Kocis. Friends and family may visit from 6-8:00PM on Monday January 15, 2018 at Lane Family Funeral Homes - Madasz Chapel at 6923 Warren - Sharon Road in Brookfield, OH. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday December 16, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hubbard, OH. Burial will take place at St. James Catholic Cemetery in New Bedford, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Joe’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105; or Hospice of Chesapeake at 90 Ritchie Hwy Pasadena, MD 21122. Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com