Joseph Anthony Bianco, 75, Heilwood, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Gigliotti) Bianco.
July 4, 1964, he married his beloved wife, Rosemary (Conway) Bianco, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Bianco obtained a bachelorâ€™s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1963; a masterâ€™s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973; and a doctorate degree from Nova University in 1986.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1956 until 1962.
Mr. Bianco spent most of his professional life working as a professor in the business department at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania; he retired from IUP in 1996.
Mr. Bianco had many interests. He prepared income tax returns for family and friends, and he served the election board of Indiana County in the capacity of judge of elections for Pine Township.
He was a great cook, and he loved to prepare Sunday dinner for his children and grandchildren.
He was an active member of the Church of the Resurrection, where he served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister and served on Parish Council.
Surviving relatives include four children, Joseph Bianco, of Okeechobee, Fla., JoAnn Hawk of Clymer, Thomas Bianco and wife Jennifer of Indiana, and Julie Peterman and husband Craig of Clymer; nine grandchildren, Emily Bianco, Nicole Bender, Benjamin Bianco, Simon Bianco, Caroline Bianco, Natalie Bianco, Seth Peterman, Alaina Peterman and Anna Peterman; and a sister, Bernadette Horner and husband Joe of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hyacinth Bianco; and a sister, Angela Skarbek.
Family and friends are invited to attend his Mass at 10 a.m. today at the Church of the Resurrection, Heilwood, with Rev. Timothy J. Kruthaupt, celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Patrickâ€™s Cemetery, Cameronâ€™s Bottom.
Military rights will be accorded by the Clymer American Legion Post No. 222.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Harry J. Bence Funeral Home, Clymer.
A guest book is available at www.bencefuneralhomes.com.