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Joseph Raymond Zaccardi

April 2, 1936 ~ May 28, 2019 (age 83)
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Joseph Raymond Zaccardi, “Joe” died peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born on April 2, 1936 in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Carnegie Tech in 1958 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was hired by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, married MaryLouise (nee Kernick) of Pittsburgh in 1960, and moved to Baltimore, MD, where Joe earned his Master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and spent 35 successful years in the Defense and Electronics Division of WEC. He and his wife raised their two children in Ellicott City and lived there for 53 years. Joe loved watching football, was a Life Master bridge player winning multiple local and regional tournaments, enjoyed eating steamed crabs every Friday night, and was well known for his landscaping talents. He was fascinated with the wonders of the universe and followed the latest research and theories with great interest and curiosity. He was a dedicated husband and father, and took pleasure in entertaining and spending time with family. Joe is pre-deceased by his parents Peter and Jean, his sister, Jean Buckley, and his loving wife of 56 years, MaryLouise. He is survived by his identical twin, Dr. James P. Zaccardi, and sister in law Barbara of Murrysville, his daughters Laura Lee of Jersey City, NJ and Julie Tampa, FL, and multiple nieces and nephews. Joe’s laugh, his penchant for the positive, and his brilliance will be deeply missed. A time of remembrance will be held at 6:45 p.m. in the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation. Those wishing to make contributions in his memory can donate to PAD PAWS Animal Rescue (https://padpawsrescue.org/), Public Broadcasting System (PBS), or Johns Hopkins APL STEM Program-https://secure.jhu.edu/form/MESA

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