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Joseph M. Georgiana, 80, a longtime Mentor resident and U.S Air Force veteran, passed away January 21, 2018 at Salida Woods Assisted Living. He was born May 14, 1937 in Gibbstown, New Jersey.

Mr. Georgiana worked as a Chemical Engineer at Avery Dennison until his retirement. Even during retirement, he was employed by Lakeland Community College where he was a valued member of the Chemistry Department. He was a long-standing and well-loved member of St. John Vianney Church, where he worked tirelessly to serve people in need by volunteering with the St. Vincent De Paul Furniture Bank and Food Pantry. He also helped build houses with Lake Geauga Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors are his children Thomas "Bubba" Anthony (Michelle) Georgiana, and Pamela Helen Georgiana; grandchildren, Amber, Tara, Danielle, and Lauren (Mark); and his great grandchildren, Davyn, Mya, Chrystian, Layla, Mason and Emilia.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Jane Georgiana; parents, Anthony and Josephine Georgiana; and his sister Mary.

The family will receive friends from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. A funeral mass in honor of Joseph will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060 (Please meet at the church.) Interment will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland. In memory of Joseph, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060.

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