Age 71, formerly of Westwood, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Danny J. and Catherine M. (Vento) Nardozzi. He is survived by his good friend Valerie Nardozzi. Father of Dr. Kristen (Greg) Cottrell, Dan (Samantha) Nardozzi, and Laura Nardozzi. Brother of Phyllis (Jim) Cardillo, Daniel (Angela), Steve (Mary), Michael, and David (Susie). Three grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. After graduating from Bishop Canevin, Edinboro University, and the University of Pittsburgh, he got into a diverse working career in camping, wholesale, and retail sales, before settling into the transportation industry as a school bus driver. He was also a manager, dispatcher, and trainer for Access for over forty-two years. Much of his extra time was devoted to doing volunteer work, especially for his church, St. Margaret of Scotland. He was a church lector, Holy Name Officer, Eucharistic Minister, choir member, and a member of the church’s ad hoc committee, which all earned him the “St. Margaret’s Service Award”. Joe was a proud and long-time member of the Boy Scouts of America. While in scouts, he spent over forty years as a unit, district, and council representative, earning him the “Silver Beaver Award”. As a Dad, he coached all three of his kids through twenty years of baseball. To the hundreds of boys and girls, who have crossed paths in Joe's life, he would like to thank you all for making his time here enjoyable. Friends received 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh, PA 15216. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael the Archangel Parish—St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 310 Mansfield Ave., Pgh, PA, 15220. Entombment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
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