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February 3, 1936 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Giuseppe Scarpaci, 87, of Muhlenberg Township, died August 27, 2023, at Penn State Health – St. Joseph, Bern Township.
He was the loving husband of Pasqualina (Bisbano) Scarpaci for almost 60 years.
Born February 3, 1936 in Sicily, Italy, he was a son of the late Giovanni and Bartola (Mazzeo) Scarpaci.
Giuseppe was employed as a welder with Dana Corporation for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Before coming to the United States, he worked as a mason and bricklayer in Italy.
He was a member of St. Margaret’s R.C. Church, Reading.
Giuseppe was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Pasqualina, are his three sons: John M., husband of Gail V. Scarpaci of Muhlenberg Township; David A., husband of Robin A. Scarpaci of Bern Township; and Joseph M. Scarpaci, partner of Kathleen L. Frick of Exeter Township.
Other survivors include his four grandchildren: Christine Scarpaci, Cameron Scarpaci, Aiden Scarpaci, and Robynn Bulles; as well as a great grandson, Kayden.
One of twelve children, Giuseppe was preceded in death by all his siblings: Domenico Scarpaci, Giovanni Scarpaci, Rosaria Aversa, Angelo Scarpaci, Giuseppina Scarpaci, Antonio Scarpaci, Carmella Trovato, Nino Scarpaci, Salvatore Scarpaci, Fortunata Scarpaci, and Nina Scarpaci.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret’s R.C. Church, 925 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601. A viewing will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. in the church. Entombment will follow mass at Chapel of Resurrection at Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Margaret’s church, at the above address.
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.