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Joseph Karaffa

STRATTON — Joseph Thomas Karaffa, 94, of Stratton, Ohio, passed away March 13, 2019.

Born Feb. 21, 1925, he was the son of John B. and Anna B. Karaffa. He was a 1942 graduate of Toronto High School and was a retired teacher. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a medic in the 407th Medical Detachment of the 102nd Infantry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie (Dahill) Karaffa; siblings, Margaret Muczynski and John Karaffa.

Survivors include his two daughters, Nancy Gill and Susan Schnell; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter due in May.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, and 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. A Requiem with Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, Toronto, with Reverend Father John Kapitan Jr. as Celebrant. Burial in Toronto Union Cemetery.