Joseph J. Riscigno Jr.

Nov. 5, 1946 - Jan. 17, 2018


Joseph J. Riscigno Jr., 71, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, the only child of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Esther J. (Hendry) Riscigno.

Surviving are three daughters: Melissa D. Riscigno, Christa J. Riscigno and Joanna B. (Riscigno) Conway; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his ex-wife, Kimberly Green.

Joe was a 1964 graduate of Altoona High School, and he attended Penn State Altoona for two years until he was drafted. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver until he became a father, then he became a self-taught computer and IT expert.

He was a member of Pinecroft United Methodist Church. He enjoyed motorcycles, sci-fi and telescopes.

Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, Pastor George Mauk officiating. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Hotel Tavern, Hollidaysburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the veterans organization of one’s choice.