Joseph E. Ughetto Sr.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at 6:37 a.m., we lost our best friend, father and husband, Joseph E. Ughetto Sr., of Yeagertown. Joe fought a long battle with Crohn’s disease and is now resting peacefully.

Born May 27, 1935, in Lewistown, he was the youngest son of the late Aurelio and Mary (Fulli) Ughetto.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Louis and Richard. Joe is survived by: his wife, Nancy (Yohn) Ughetto, whom he married in 1957 and celebrated 60 years of marriage in July; their son, Joseph E. Ughetto II, of Lewistown; and grandsons, Jared and Conner Ughetto, both of Lewistown.

He was Catholic by faith and stood strong in his religion.

Joe graduated from Lewistown High School and went on to serve in the Army as a medic.

He retired from Standard Steel after 42 years, where he ran a roughing lathe in Machine Shop 2.

Joe was an extremely talented wood craftsman who could build anything just by seeing a photo. He built the family home and most of the furniture.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

A Mass of Christian burial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, with Father William Weary officiating.

Interment will take place at Juniata Memorial Park with military honors by VFW Post 7011.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefunera lhome.com.