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Joseph A. Sarra Sr.

August 15, 1942 ~ February 20, 2018 (age 75)

Joseph A. Sarra Sr., 75, of Girard, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his residence. Joe was born August 15, 1942 in Youngstown, the son of Oddo and Elizabeth (Lorenzo) Sarra. Joe served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam war. He worked for the Girard City Schools as a bus driver and later as a custodian for 26 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Rose Church, The Short Circuit  R/C model airplane club and the Ohio AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1184. Joe loved watching all sports especially football and Nascar.  He had drag raced himself in his younger years, and enjoyed making and flying his model airplanes. He leaves to cherish his memory, his love of his life, Debra Gutierrez, his son, Joseph A. Sarra Jr. of Georgia, his step daughters, Gina and Michelle Gutierrez, both of Girard, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his brothers, Dominic and Ralph Sarra. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 6:00 PM at Blackstone Funeral Home, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 4:00 PM until the time of service. Visit to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.


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