US Marine Corps


Joseph S. Strangio

1928 - 2021

Mahwah, NJ


Joseph S. Strangio on Saturday, March 20, 2021, loving husband and father of two children, passed away peacefully at Brandywine Living at the age of 92. Joe was born November 28, 1928, in Jersey City, New Jersey to Helen and Andrew Strangio.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950 and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He received his degree in Industrial Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University after he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and while he was working for the Continental Can Company.  His work career spanned from 1947 to 1998 and took him all over the world.  He retired three times, Continental Group, 4M Manufacturing and finally from the Nestle Group.  He was truly a self-made man. He married his high school sweetheart Carmela Bucci in July of 1952 and they raised two children, Ellen, and Andrew ‘Drew” Strangio. Joe was quick witted and passionate about everything he did, he loved gardening his roses, volunteering for many organizations and cherished his time with his family. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Andrew, his mother, Helen, his brother Ronny, and his sister Lillian.  He is survived by his wife Cam, his brother Anthony, his two children, Ellen, and husband Stavely, his son Drew and wife Maureen, his three grandchildren, Jess, Andrew, and Rebecca. Dear family friend Michael Thompson and numerous friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4-7 PM with a service being conducted at 6:30 PM at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey. A private burial will be held at Old Stone Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in memory of Joseph to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Omaha, NE. 

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they made a difference in the world; Marines don't have that problem.”

― Ronald Reagan

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Linda Smith

April 6, 2021 2:55 PM

Very sorry for you and family's loss. You are all in our prayers for God's peace and comfort.
Linda and Benson Smith

Peter & Rebecca Vella

March 25, 2021 1:40 PM

Our deepest sympathies to your and your family.
Peter & Rebecca Vella

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March 25, 2021 11:31 AM

Our condolences of the passing of Joe, he was one in a million and touched all of us in the way only Joe could. He will be missed. All our love, The Shein's, Reiembauer's, Shein's & Wishnow's

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