The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 23, 2013

Joseph Sandella Jr.


Star Beacon

AUSTINBURG — Joseph Sandella Jr., age 83, Austinburg, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.

He was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Ashtabula, to Mary (Varckette) and Joseph Sandella. He attended Edgewood School.

He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and Conrail, retiring with 42 years of service. He also retired after 19 years of service with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Joseph enjoyed family picnics and reunions and boating and fishing on Lake Erie.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Samantha (Charlie) Leighner of Austinburg, Ohio; granddaughters, Abby and Ally Leighner; brothers, Eugene (Jackie) Sandella of Brandenton, Fla. and Robert (Shirley) Sandella of Garden Grove, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ann Sandella; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurel Lynn; his parents; brother, Anthony; and sisters, Mary Jane Spiesman and Greta Cinciarelli.

Private family services will be observed. Final resting place will be at Mechanicsville Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041. Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.