Joseph F. Sucic passed away peacefully at his home with family and his “Best Bud” Sophia (his dog) at his side on Sunday, January 19th in Sharpsville. He was one week short of his 90th birthday.

Born January 26, 1930 in Greenville, PA, he graduated from Penn High School in Greenville and joined the Air Force. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Youngstown State University and was employed by Westinghouse until their closing.

Growing up, he loved baseball and became a huge Detroit Tigers fan. He was a Miami Dolphins and a Nascar fan, with Jeff Gordon as his favorite driver. But his biggest love was his Tamburitzan music. Learning to play multiple instruments at a very young age, this stayed with him his entire life. He played with numerous bands over the years, and eventually started his own group called Svi Skupa with his brother Jim and 2 other friends. They enjoyed playing at many Croatian clubs and were invited and accepted to play for a cruise to the Virgin Islands. He was always ready to play and was loved by everyone, wherever he went.

The family would like to thank 3 Rivers Hospice for their tremendous care of Joe and for always making him smile. He so looked forward to seeing all of you as you made his days a little happier!

Surviving are: his son, Joe Sucic, Davison, Michigan and his daughter Kim Burdick and her husband Bob, Sharpsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Vincent Sucic, his brother Jim Sucic, his sister Jean Sucic, and his daughter in law, Holly Sucic.

Donations can be made to Club Pet Adoption, 20 Schaller Road, Transfer, PA 16154. He was always thankful to them for his adoption of Sophia.

Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Janet Buzzeo Janet Buzzeo
    January 22, 2020    

    I just want to send my prayers and sympathy to all the family near and far. I met Joe when I became a member of the Veseljaci in Farrell, Pa. He was always so much fun to play with and I enjoyed our rehearsals and performances when he was with our group. I organized a small combo to play at Westminster College for an ethnomusicology class and he and I were car pool buddies. We had so many great conversations in the car talking about his youth, tamburitzan groups he played with or loved listening to that several times, we missed our exit and had to back track through old country roads to get to the college in time to perform. We always told each other that we would pay attention on our next trip…..but we never did!

    We was a great musician and a wonderful man….he will be missed by so many.

    Again prayers to all that knew and loved him. Heaven is going to be filled with some great tamburtizan music now that he is there!


    Janet, Gene (my husband), and Pat (my father in law)….we all knew him from the Farrell Croatian Home

  2. Judy Andrzejewski Judy Andrzejewski
    January 24, 2020    

    Deepest sympathy to
    You Kim and Bob . Keeping you close
    During this most difficult time . Deepest sympathy from me and
    Aunt barb

  3. Claudia Grinnell Claudia Grinnell
    January 26, 2020    

    Even though I didn’t know him, I want to extend my condolences and let you know how sorry I am for your loss. I know you took good care of him, Kim, and will miss him dearly. Prayers and blessings go out to you all!

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