Joseph Richard Triana

October 21, 1935 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 86)


Joseph Richard "Hooks" Triana, age 86, of North East, passed away on Sunday April 17, 2022 at Sarah Reed Senior Center. He was born on October 21,1935 in Erie, PA the son of the late Nick and Mary (Salvatore) Triana. Joseph attended St. Gregory High School and was a member of the East Erie Moose Lodge #593, North East American Legion Post 105, and St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church. He was formerly employed as a welder by Van Air Systems in Lake City until retirement. Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan (June) Marie Rizzo Triana (October 29, 2019); sisters, Freda Patacca (Francis), Laura Barbale (Mickey), and Sarah Briggs (Harley); brothers, Sam L. Triana Sr. (Louise), James T. Triana (Rowena), and Carl L. Triana (Frances); brother-in-laws, Edward J. Williamson, Joseph "Joe Pep" B. Rizzo, Sr., and Jeffery G. Rizzo; and sister-in-law, Loretta Triana. Joseph is survived by his sons, Richard D. Triana (Coleen) of North East and Tod J. Triana (Kristin) of Harborcreek; daughter, Tracy L. Ksenich (John) of North East; brother, Don "Peanuts" Triana of North East; sister-in-laws, Cathy Rizzo and Janice Williamson; grandchildren, Riki, Abbi, Hunter, Krew, and Tracen; great-grandchildren, Dallas and Finley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private funeral arrangements are being entrusted to the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428. Private interment will be held at St. Gregory Cemetery

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