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Joseph Peter Fazzari
February 23, 1944 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Joseph P. Fazzari, 79, of Fort Mill, SC, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, Joseph resided in Charlotte, NC for 25 years before moving to Fort Mill, SC in 2018. Joseph graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1962. While in high school Joseph competed on the cross country and track teams. In fact, Joseph won the Group 4 state championship in the one-mile event in 1962. After high school, Joseph continued his competitive running while attending Bloomsburg University. Joseph, along with the support of several of his teammates and the University, helped organize the cross-country team. In 1966, Joseph received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. After college Joseph worked the majority of his professional career for the Sea-Land Corporation. During his more than 30 years of service for Sea-Land, Joseph held various roles in the operations and finance organizations for the global container shipping company. Joseph retired in 2003. Throughout his life, Joseph always remained an avid runner, running at least three miles a day. He frequently carried treats for the neighborhood dogs along his route. Joseph was a member of the Volunteer Boating Safety Club and was the Commander of the Lake Wylie Catawba Boat Club. Joseph enjoyed spending his time boating, fishing, golfing and traveling the world. Most importantly, Joseph enjoyed spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joseph loved watching them compete in their various sporting activities including soccer, lacrosse, football and baseball. An endearing quality of Joseph was his humility. Regardless of your background, when you met Joseph as a stranger you left with a new friend, Joe. Joe loved to talk to people; to listen to people and their stories. If it were a minute or an hour, you walked away with a new relationship you did not ask for, but you appreciated. Joe is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Carmela and Rocco Fazzari, and his first wife, Marie (2021). Surviving are his loving wife, Peggy Fazzari of Fort Mill, SC; two dear sons, Kevin and wife Lisa Fazzari of Alpharetta, GA; Michael and wife Tricia Fazzari of Fort Mill, SC; a brother, Gerald and wife Julie Fazzari of Canton, GA; a sister, Rosemarie Orlick of Chandler, AZ; ten cherished grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Tony, Cara, Ryan, Mathieu, Colin, Nicolas, Ben and Joey, and two adored great grandchildren, Carmine and Maren.