Joseph S. Tursi

January 3, 1926 - January 15, 2012
Joseph S. Tursi

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Joseph S. Tursi, 86, of Columbus, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Elizabeth House.

Mr. Tursi served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was employed as a Steamfitter for Steamfitter Local 373.

He is survived by his daughter, Rosa Panchyshyn and husband, Hank of Columbus, NC; his daughter Marie Fasulo and husband, Tom of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY; sisters, Fran Franciosa of Ocean Side, NY, Marie Wiley of Fort Myers, FL; brothers, Mike Tursi of Liberty, NY, Luke Tursi of Monticello, NY; five grandchildren and their spouses; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, January 18 in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Father John Salvas will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Denville Relay for Life, Attn. Virginia Fasulo, In memory of Joseph Tursi, 7 Ridgedale Ave. Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 or Pardee Hospital Foundation, Inc., 800 N. Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791 for the benefit of Pardee Family Medical Associates, Bat Cave, NC.

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  • January 17, 2012
    Luke&Edna says:
    Our memories of Joe will be with us forever in our hearts.He was the best at all he was,brother,son father,uncle,husband&best friend.Our prayers are with you Rosa ,Marie&your families.Love you all.Aunt Edna&Uncle Luke

  • January 17, 2012
    Pardee Chaplaincy Services says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We are here if you have any needs.

  • January 17, 2012
    Bernadette Mullins says:
    A wonderful man will be missed. He is with Aunt Ginny now.

  • January 17, 2012
    Ray & Wilma Goetsch says:
    Wilma & I send you our deepest sympathy. Joe was a great guy!

  • January 17, 2012
    Sophia Case says:
    I am signing this guestbook to let the family of Mr. Tursi no that he will be greatly missed. This is from all the first shift girls on OBT at Tryon Estates, Sophia, Dinah and Sandy. You all are in our prayers and thoughts for this is such a loss. If you all need anything please let us no. God Bless