Joseph Huffman

Reception Information

St. James Church
6 Green Street
Cazenovia, New York, United States

Interment Information

St. James Cemetery
Lincklaen Road
Cazenovia, New York, United States

Obituary of Joseph Huffman

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Joseph E. Huffman, 83, of Cazenovia died Monday, April 2nd at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. Born in Braddock, PA, Joe was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he attained a Bachelor's of Science degree. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Joe retired from General Electric after 35 years of employment. He had worked in Cleveland, OH, Syracuse, Daytona Beach, FL and Bridgeport, CT. While at GE, he received the Gerald L. Phillippe Award for Leadership in Community Service. Some of the many organizations and charities he was involved with included the United Way, YMCA, Catholic Charities, International Institute, St. Catherine of Siena (Trumbull, CT) Buildings Committee, and the St. James Building Committee. Joe was a member of American Legion Post # 88, the Cazenovia Country Club and a communicant of St. James Church in Cazenovia. His greatest joys in life were his family, his faith and his friends. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Elmer and Regina Huffman, and sister, Bernadette Huffman. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane; his children, Nancy Carroll (Brian) of Sherrill, Joan Bockus (Ken) of Tolland, CT, Greg (Karen) of Chelmsford, MA, Kathy Cotnoir (Tim) of Longmeadow, MA, Patty Marr (Chris) of Wallingford, CT and Mary Jo LaFever (Doug) of Cazenovia; his sister, Dolores Johnston of Greensburg, PA and 14 grandchildren. The family expresses their deep gratitude to all of the doctors and nurses on unit 2-8 at St. Joseph's Hospital for their compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, April 10th at St. James Church, 6 Green Street in Cazenovia. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4-7 PM on Monday, April 9th at the Tait Funeral Home, Inc. 2333 Fenner Road in Cazenovia. To sign the online guestbook, please go to Contributions may be made to CRIS-CAT, PO Box 99, Cazenovia or to CAVAC, PO Box 56, Cazenovia, NY 13035.
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