Originally created 02/04/01

Mr. Joseph Karaffa



Mr. Joseph Paul Karaffa, 56, of Jannelle Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at his residence.

The funeral will be private.

Mr. Karaffa, a native of Pittsburgh, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had retired as a shipyard worker from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was Protestant.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Karaffa, Augusta, and Stacey Dennis, Portland, Minn.; his mother, Dorothy Evans, Pittsburgh; a brother, Robert Karaffa, Strathom, N.H.; two sisters, Barbara Bates and Alice Westwood, both of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren.

Poteet Funeral Home, Wheeler Road, is in charge of arrangements.