Joseph R. Trocci, 72, of Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Brighton Township following a brief illness. Born in New Castle on March 7, 1950, Joe was the son of the late Joseph and Christina Papa Trocci. He married the former Madelyn Hervatine on April 29, 1978. Joe worked for Sparmon Fichler for twenty-five years, then at Trader Horn in Ellwood City for ten years until it closed. Most recently, Joe spent his summers working at Pittsburgh International Race Complex and his winters substitute teaching at both the New Castle and Ellwood City Area School Districts. A member of Divine Grace Parish, Joe umpired both softball and baseball and refereed C.Y.O. basketball. He enjoyed reading, sitting on the front porch and listening to Pittsburgh Pirates games.