A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph C. Tamburello, retired Carborundum Co. plant manager, was offered today in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Clarence. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.
Mr. Tamburello, of Williamsville, died Thursday in Erie County Medical Center. He was 81.
He retired in 1986 after 25 years with Carborundum in Niagara Falls.
Born in Buffalo and raised on the West Side, he attended School 77 and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1942. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Canisius College.
During World War II, Mr. Tamburello served in the Army as a medic in the 65th Field Hospital in France and Belgium.
He began his career at Twin Coach Industries as an engineer and worked briefly for Wurlitzer Co.
Mr. Tamburello was chairman of the Grover Cleveland High School Alumni Committee for 10 years. He enjoyed bowling and golf and was known for his generosity and sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, the former Rose Marie "Winnie" Cardulla; a son, Joseph S. of Williamsville; a daughter, Paula Greene of South Woodbury, Vt.; a brother, the Rev. John D. of New Orleans; a sister, Sister Dominic Marie of Williamsville; and three grandchildren.