Passed suddenly at home on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Joe was born in Pittsburgh on February 27, 1948. Joe was raised in the rolling hills of Western PA, initially living in Butler County, moving to Morgan in 10th grade, graduating from South Fayette (class of 1966), and obtaining a teaching degree from Slippery Rock University in 1970. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Munaii Franjione; his son Joseph S. Franjione and his wife Molly: his daughter Coleen Rush and her husband Kevin. He will always be the guiding force for his 7 grandchildren, who he loved and couldn’t be prouder of: Joseph A., Sam, and Isabella Franjione; Taylor, Kylie, Kevin, and Linda Rush. He also leaves behind two brothers John (Diane) and Albert (Mary), brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Lori Pope, and JR and Diane Wiechelt, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Family and friends received on Saturday from 4-8 PM at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333). A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM at St. Mary Church of Corpus Christi Parish, everyone please meet at church.