Joseph Barcelona

January 23, 1931 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Joseph Barcelona Obituary

Joseph C. Barcelona, Jr., 92, of Dunlevy passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2023 in his home. Born on January 23, 1931 he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Sarra) Barcelona.

He was a graduate of Charleroi Area High School and California University of PA, where he played football and his notable achievement was playing in the 1951 Pythian Bowl. He went on to become a teacher and football coach at Charleroi where he put over 20 linemen into Division 1 and small college scholarships and was a member of the coaching staff for the 1959 WPIAL Championship team under Rab Currie. He also served as the home and school visitor for the district. He furthered his career as an Assistant Principal for the Washington School District from 1972 to 1974 and then the Ringgold School District from 1974 until his retirement in 1983. He then went on to work for Peter J. Schmidt Food Distribution and Thomas Tours where he was a tour director for students and seniors.

Mr. Barcelona is survived by his children, Sally Jo Barcelona, of Speers, Susan Barcelona (Douglas) Dodge, of Indio, CA, and Joseph A. (Karen) Barcelona II, of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Christopher Paul, of Dunlevy, Ryan (Shelly) Rocca, of N. Charleroi, and Ava Barcelona, of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Tori and Eric Rocca; brother, Leonard Barcelona, of Dunlevy; sister-in-law, Nancy Barcelona, of Boca Raton, FL; and the mother of his children, Sally M. Barcelona, of Pittsburgh.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, Charles Barcelona.

A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held on Friday, July 28 starting at 5 pm at the Dunlevy Rec Center, Walnut St., Dunlevy.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charleroi Area School District Educational Foundation, checks payable to 'CASDEF' with memo 'Joe Barcelona Memorial Scholarship Fund', mailed to CASDEF, PO Box 382, Charleroi, PA 15022.






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Celebration of Life
July 28, 2023

5:00 PM
Dunlevy Rec Center


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