Joseph Cioa Jr.

Obituary of Joseph A. Cioa Jr.

Joseph A. Cioa Jr., 65, of Douglassville, PA, passed away on March 8, 2022. He was the husband of the late Elva J. (Bailey) Cioa, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on October 10, 1956, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph A. Cioa Sr. and Helen (Gruno) Cioa.  


Joe graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1974, and worked for over 40 years as a machine operator for DANA Incorporated. Outside of work, Joe was an avid sports fan who cheered for the Philadelphia Eagles; he loved to collect John Deere memorabilia and beer steins. He enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, MD, and spending time with his family.   


Joe is lovingly remembered by his sisters, Kathleen (& Gerald) Edlinski and Colleen (& Terry) Breyer; his sisters-in-law, Carolyn (& Mark) Lawler and Kay (& Ray) Lazowicki; his brother-in-law, Richard (& Diane) Bailey; his niece, Megan; his nephews, Brian, Jonathan, Ryan, Craig, and Nathan; and several other nieces and nephews.


A viewing will take place on March 16, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave, Pottstown, PA 19464.


Joe was devoted to his faithful dog, the late Boomer, and his loving cat, the late Tootie. In honor of Joe’s love of animals, donations may be made in his memory to Animal Rescue League of Berks County at