Joeseph Antonio "Joe" Fazio

  • "My condolences to the family."
    - Tom Effinger
  • "I always enjoyed talking with Joe when we still had and..."
    - Roger Herzog
  • "Our beloved Uncle Joe, you overcame all of God's challenges..."
    - Reza Nassib
  • "I am so blessed to be married into the Fazio family and the..."
    - Michelle McGrady
  • "Always enjoyed seeing Joe, very hard worker and fun to chat..."
    - Duke Feigner

August 26, 1939 ~ March 5, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Antonio Fazio, 78, passed away in Vancouver, WA on March 5, 2018. He was born in Portland, OR on Aug. 26, 1939, the fourth of seven children born to Antonio "George" and Nancy Fazio. Growing up, Joe farmed with his family in an area where the Portland International Airport now exits.
In the 1950's, Joe and his brothers, Albert and Jack, moved to Vancouver, WA to farm property on Lower River Road near Vancouver Lake. Joe and his brothers grew cabbage and potatoes in addition to raising cattle. In the 1970's the brothers formed Fazio Brothers Sand Company and were joined by brother, Richard.
He was also a Veteran. Joe's life as a farmer was briefly punctuated by his service in the U.S. Army in the 1960's.
He was a beloved son, brother and uncle. Everybody's favorite uncle, Joe always had a joke or a piece of Big Red gum for his nieces and nephews. He was a fan of coffee, sports, and Western "cowboy" TV shows and movies. Joe was a car enthusiast and enjoyed restoring old trucks and tractors. A skilled mechanic, there wasn't a piece of farm equipment that Joe couldn't fix. His work ethic and ability on the farm was something to be admired, as was his unwavering ability to stay positive in any situation.
Joe is survived by his brothers, Albert (Nancy) and Richard (Erlinda) Fazio; three sisters, Joanne (Jim) Smick, Rose Mary McGrady and Dolores (Geoff) Mattila; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio "George"; his mother, Nancy; and his brother, Jack.
A recitation of the rosary will be on Wed., March 14, 2018, 8:35 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver, WA.
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Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Vancouver
302 W. 11th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 11, 2018
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