Joseph E. Cillo Sr.

June 25, 1938 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 81)


Joseph E. Cillo Sr., passed from this world and went to be with his wife on January 30, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 25, 1938 to Sebastian and Elena (nee Ragucci) Cillo. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1957 and served in the United States Army Military Police stationed in Germany from 1957 to 1959. He attended California University of Pennsylvania on the G.I. Bill where he received his Bachelor ‘degree in Urban Planning. He worked at the H.J. Heinz Bottling Company on the northside of Pittsburgh where he met his future wife Mary Cillo (nee Marinelli) whom he wed in 1963 until her death in 1984. He served as a firefighter for the City of Pittsburgh for 37 years and rose to the rank of Captain. He served at man house fires through out the City of Pittsburgh, with the longest tenure being at Engine Company #1 downtown, and finally as an instructor at the Pittsburgh Fire Academy until his retirement in 2005. He is survived by his son Joseph E. Cillo, Jr. (Erica), two grandchildren Joseph E. Cillo III and Kendal E. Cillo, a brother Angelo and sister Irene (Lennox) and his beloved dog Coco. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Ave. 15207. A Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday time to follow.

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February 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home
500 Greenfield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Blessing Service
February 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home
500 Greenfield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

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