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December 3, 2013

Joseph L. Signor

The Daily Star

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ONEONTA — Joseph L. Signor, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home, with his family.

He was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Oneonta, the son Leo F. and Jane (Woody) Signor.

He was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II from 1943 to 1946.

Joe married Elizabeth A. Syron on Oct. 8, 1950, in Oneonta.

He worked for Jack Evan’s Plumbing before working for the State University College at Oneonta as a plumber for many years.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he served as an acolyte for funeral masses for many years; Milford American Legion, Oneonta Country Club, Oneonta Breakfast Club; life member of the Oneonta Bowling Association; inducted into the Oneonta Bowling Hall of Fame; and a SUCO Golden Alumni, serving as the president for many years.

Joe is survived by his daughter, Catherine “Kitty” and husband, Barry Townsend of Oneonta; grandson, Scott Townsend of New York City; granddaughter, Becky Townsend of Webster; sister, Jane Wetmore of Oneonta; brothers-in-law, Joseph Syron of Schenectady, James (Rita) Syron of Binghamton and Michael Syron of Oneonta; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Paul) Lambert of Cooperstown and Maryellen (Frank) Antonucci of Goodyear Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, on Dec. 12, 2000; their daughter, Joanne Signor Braman, in August of 1997; and his sister, Mary Klubko.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 10, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.

The Funeral Mass will be 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta.

Interment with Military Honors will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to