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Joseph Cirasola, age 67, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, passed away on May 29, 2020. Joseph was born to Rose and Salvatore Cirasola in Brooklyn, NY on July 29, 1952.He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, NY and attended Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.
Joe came to East Texas in 1998 and, soon thereafter, moved to Holly Lake Ranch where he became passionate about community service through his involvement with the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Joe served with the department for 15 years, the last 5 as Fire Chief. He was honored as “Firefighter of the Year.” Through this role he ran multiple charitable events in the Holly Lake community. Joe was also the Precinct Chair for the Wood County Republican Party and was a daily presence in the Pro Shop. Not forgetting his roots, Joe remained a long-suffering New York Mets and Jets fan.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Salvatore, and his mother, Rose. He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Dulberg, and his son-in-law, Jon Dulberg and his twin granddaughters, Taylor and Jordan. He is also survived by his sisters, Antoinette McGann and husband John of Miramar Beach, FL, and Mary Navetta and husband Frank of Tyler, TX.
Visitation and the prayer of the Rosary will take place at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman, TX on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tyler, TX. Burial with Fire Department honors will follow Mass at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Tyler, TX.
Memorial donations may be in Joe’s name to the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
I will miss our weekly "Thirsty Thursday" meetings to solve the World's problems.
Venue of classic IPA's, or Sambuca with coffee 3 beans [when times were rough].
Now we must count on you again to help the world as you helped all of us. You surely will have a better view [hopefully] and I'm certain you'll have some influence where ever you wind up.
If worst comes to worst, buddy, you'll have plenty of help putting out the really really Big Fire with "Big Smoke" Don Lippke backing you up.
May God bless your family, his firefighting family and all his friends and relatives. We were all blessed to have shared Joe in our lives!
Pepper & Cheryl Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM
To the family and friends I am so very sorry for your loss. Joseph was the best of the best The last few years wr have been communicating with eachother still the great guy from 43 years ago. Praying for you all.
Joann Baldwin Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM