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Joseph Topich

July 25, 2012
The Herald-Star

TOPICH, Joseph, III, 87, of Cincinnati formerly of Steubenville, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati.

He was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Bradley, OH, the son of the late Joseph, Jr. and Veronica Kovarik Topich.

Joseph was a member of the former St. Pius the X Catholic Church, was retired from Weirton Steel where he was a Scheduler in the Tandem Mill in the Strip Steel Department and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Joseph is also preceded in death by his son, Dr. James Topich and an infant sister, Norma.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mafalda L. (Buccieri) Topich, his sister, Helen (Topich ) Morelli, his son, Dr. JosephTopich IV, (wife Ruth), his grandchildren, Joseph Topich (wife Heather), Jenifer Rafey (husband Carl), James Topich (wife Jill), Judith Topich, John Topich (wife Corie); great-grandchildren, Colleen Rafey, Kathleen Rafey, Zachary Topich, Carleen Rafey, Isabella Topich, Jodie Topich, Kristeen Rafey, James Topich, Carson Rafey, Anna Topich.

He spent the final years with the things that he valued most, his wife and family.

Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd. A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Fr. Bradley Greer, celebrant. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil service 5 p.m. Thursday.

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