Joseph  Lupinacci

Obituary of Joseph Lupinacci

Joseph A. Lupinacci, 83, of Titusville, passed away Sunday morning May 27, 2018 at his residence.

            Joe was born on August 25, 1934 at Sewickley, PA, a son of the late Genarro and Rose Brancato Lupinacci.  He was married to Caryl A. LeJeune for the past 48 years.  They were married at St. Alphonsus Church in Clintonville.

            Joe was a graduate of Sewickley High School and had attended Clarion University.

            He was a veteran having served in the US Army.  He entered the service on Nov. 9, 1954 and was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1956. 

            Joe was a part of a long family tradition of being a chef.  He was an executive chef having worked at many restaurants including the World’s Fair; Firestone Country Club; was food and beverage manager for all of the Ohio State Parks and lodges within the parks; employed at the prestigious William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh; the Pittsburgh Convention Center; and was head chef for 18 years with his wife at Cross Creek Resort in Titusville until his retirement in 1999.

            Joe was an athlete having played football at Sewickley High School and at Clarion University.  He also played football while enlisted in the US Army.  He also enjoyed boxing in his earlier years.

            Joe was a member of St. Titus Church; the Knights of Columbus; and of the Titusville Moose Club #84.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and being outdoors.  Joe was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan.

            Joe is survived by his wife Caryl of Titusville; two sons, Joseph Lupinacci of Titusville and Harry Lupinacci and wife Denise of Ambridge; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Olson, Daniella Robichaud, Nicholas, Giovonni, and Lauren Mae Lupinacci; 3 great grandchildren, Olivia, Elijah, and Gianni Olson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was the last of his immediate family preceded in death by brothers, Sam “Big Apple”, Vince, Romeo, Harry, and Jim Lupinacci; and four sisters, Annie Lupinacci, Rose Salerto, Georgina Smith, and Babe Kutcher.

            Friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM Saturday June 2, 2018 at St. Titus Church 513 W. Main St. Titusville, PA with Fr. Walter E. Packard as celebrant.

            Interment will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery in Sewickley.