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Joseph J. Favata

December 28, 1941 — July 14, 2023

Joseph J. Favata AKA “Knobby” passed away peacefully on July 14, 2023, at the age of 81 at St. Mary Medical Center due to multiple organ failure. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Ann Favata (née Wynne) and is survived by his brother, Chuck and sister-in-law, Jennifer, along with nephew James, and niece Marissa. He is also survived by grandnephews Jude and Charles and grandnieces Icie and Cora.

Born December 28, 1941, Joe was a 1959 graduate from Bristol High School and 1962 graduate from Trenton Jr College with an assoc. degree in draftsmanship. He went on to serve two years in the Army as a draftsman for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.  Following his time in the service, Joe started working for Day & Zimmerman Architects and later The Vitetta Group.  In 1967 Joe married his wife, Carol. 

He loved Bristol Borough and spent most of his years in the house he grew up in on Harrison St. Joe’s favorite sports were baseball and football.  In football he was the starting center for Bristol High in his jr. year but eventually realized baseball was his calling. In 1959 he was the starting 1st baseman for the 1959 Bristol Babe Ruth State Champions and then, after the Army, he played for Len’s Men’s Dept store in the Bristol Borough softball league, hitting 4 home runs in one game.  He was a passionate fan of the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football team throughout his life.

Due to the progression of his heart disease, he resided for the past few months at Buckingham Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and enjoyed his time there, making new friends.

He enjoyed Sunday meals, especially with his lifelong friend, Jimmy DiTulio, enjoying many good times with “Reds” and his family. Including a memorable trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Our family would like to thank neighbors Beth Boyle and family, Gregg Clark, and sister-in-law, Barbara Gross for their assistance which enabled Joe to remain in his home for a long as possible.

Interment is private under the direction of Galzerano Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: Spayship – Heaven on Earth, c\o Jennifer Parsignault, 7342 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605, 818-474-2700

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Bristol Borough Active Adult Ctr Meal Program, 301 Wood St, Bristol, PA 19007, 215-788-9238

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