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CIOPPA, Joseph V.

CIOPPA - Joseph V. Age 68 of the Town of Wheatfield and formerly of the City of Tonawanda, October 23, 2014. Husband of 46 years of Naomi (nee Wisniewski) Cioppa; father of Joseph (Kristin) and Anthony (Michelle) Cioppa; grandfather of Julia, Ian, Aidan, Joey, Nathan and Owen; son of the late Joseph J. and Mary (nee Lanza) Cioppa; son-in-law of Hedy Wisniewski; uncle of Sara Johnson; brother of Marie (Ray) Falkiewicz, Virginia (John) Fasser, Rosemarie (Tony) Oddi and Jeremy (Tammy) Cioppa; also many nieces and nephews. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, November 2nd from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (between Morgan and Broad Sts.), City of Tonawanda. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 3rd at 10 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St. in Tonawanda. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. Joseph had been employed by Dunlop Tire Corp. for 33 years, retiring in 2004. A US Navy veteran serving in Vietnam, he was a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, a member of the Akron Flying Club and Past Commodore of LaSalle Yacht Club. He was also Past president of Blinded Veterans Support Group-Buffalo Chapter, a member of the DAV and an avid woodworker.

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