Joseph “Joe” Guy Gange

December 31, 1931 - February 08, 2024

Visitation: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 3-7 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Service: Friday, February 16, 2024, 11 am; Divine Grace Parish, St. Gregory Church

Joseph “Joe” Guy Gange

Age 92, of Zelienople, passed away peacefully on February 8th at his home in Passavant Retirement Community. He was born to the late John Joseph and Anna Nagasky Gange on December 31, 1931. Survived by his beloved wife of almost 69 years, Sylvia Vazzana Gange, his brother Robert (Anne) Gange of Camp Hill, and his four children, Rose Ann (Rick) Milbert of Economy, Joann Straessley of Cranberry, Joseph (Chris) Gange of Scottdale, and Michael (Tracy) Gange of Charlotte, NC. He is predeceased by his siblings, Helen (Lawrence) Burns, C. Marguerite Gange, and James (Linda) Gange. Joe was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren whom he followed and loved dearly: Melissa Milbert, Corey (Ariel Lewis) Milbert, Kyle (Kaitlin) Milbert, Chad (Brittany Clark) Straessley, Juliana Straessley, Anthony (Amber) Gange, and Nicholas Gange, and two great grandchildren, Aiden Gange and Rayne Straessley (predeceased).
Joe was born and grew up on Pittsburgh’s North Side and was a proud Veteran of the US Army. He attended Allegheny High School before enlisting in the Army at age 17, serving in the Korean Conflict in 1950. He received his high school diploma in 2015 through the Army of the United States, Pittsburgh Public Schools. Before retiring in the mid-1990’s, he was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 12 Union for over 4 decades, contributing to many construction projects over the years in his beloved hometown, including the Pittsburgh Civic Arena and the U.S. Steel Building. For many years, Joe was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Ross Township before moving north to the town of Zelienople and joining St. Gregory Church/Divine Grace Parish. A proud member of the American Legion and VFW, Joe was a big supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled American Veterans. He loved his Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins, taking every opportunity to watch and cheer them on while eating his favorite Italian hoagie or munching on M&M’s.

The family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Mountain Laurel household at Passavant Retirement Community with special thanks to Shania, Heather, Bud, Josh, Dan and Tammy.
You were family to him and us as well.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 am at Divine Grace Parish, St. Gregory Church, with Rev. Jim Wehner Officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross Twp.

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  • Janet Kozar Astle

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many fond memories of your husband and father. Rose Ann, I especially remember when your mom and dad (bravely) hosted a joint sleepover/pool party in 8th grade with the Shepards. Your dad was always such a gracious man and took time to say hello whenever I would see him at
    Sebastian’s years later. May your beautiful memories sustain you during this time of loss.

  • Rosemarie Mascari & Lisa Mascari

    Sylvia and Gange family,
    My mom and I send our deepest condolences on Joe’s passing. My mom truly loves you and said how close she always felt with you growing up. She was so sad to hear of Joe’s passing and has you in her thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, she cannot make it to the funeral because of her mobility now but sends all her love. And so do I!
    Much love to all, Rosemarie and Lisa – xoxoxo

  • Cathy Lynn Hardy

    So sorry for your loss, he was a good man and will be missed by so many.

  • Cherie Kreider

    So sorry for your loss. He lived a beautiful life surrounded by a loving family and wife.


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