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VOCI Louis
Birth:          5 Sep 1936 
Death:          14 Mar 2015 

Piroso Fam Tree on ancestry
1940 in Philadelphia, Pa.
obit of Joseph A. Voci, Jr.
Louis Voci Sr., 78, circulation supervisor for Daily News and Inquirer
IF YOU WANTED to see a face light up with a happy smile, all you had to do was say the words "Lou Voci' 
to anyone who had known the man even slightly. 

Lou Voci was a single-copy supervisor for theDaily News andInquirer for more than 30 years, a man known 
for his devotion to his job, his meticulous attention to detail and a friendly nature that endeared him to 
everyone he met. 

"Everybody loved Lou," said Bob Palmo, retired regional manager in the newspapers' circulation department 
and Lou's onetime boss. "Mention his name to anybody who knew him, and people just smile." 

Louis Voci Sr., who was renowned as a man who loved life and all the goodies he could cram into it, a 
passionately devoted family man and possibly the world's foremost fan of Frank Sinatra, died Saturday of 
complications of prostate cancer. He was 78 and lived in Washington Township, N.J. 

Lou's job was to supervise the truck drivers who delivered the newspapers, and they had the highest respect 
for his professionalism and the way he solved any problem that reared its head. 

For a time, Lou was also in charge of the "hawkers," the men who took bundles of both theDaily News 
andInquirer to highways and intersections to sell to passing motorists. 

After Lou retired in 2002, the company hired him back in 2004 as the "weekend opener" at the Schuylkill 
Printing Plant outside Conshohocken. 

What the job meant was that Lou would arrive at the plant at 10 p.m., make sure everything was ready for 
efficient delivery of the newspapers, and leave at 5 in the morning. 

At least, those were supposed to be the hours. But Lou would invariably show up at 7 p.m. because he 
wanted to get a head start on the job. 

The extra hours didn't cost the company anything because they were Lou's way of making sure the work 
was done right, that the newspapers would get to their destinations as quickly and efficiently as Lou could 
make them. 

"He loved that job," Bob Palmo said. "It gave him something to do. He looked forward to the weekends." 

Unfortunately, the company did away with that position in 2010 as a money-saving move. 

"Lou was heartbroken," Bob said. 

As a fanatic of Frank Sinatra, Lou had set up the basement of his Jersey home as a kind of shrine to the 
singer. He had some 50 or 60 photos and clippings of Sinatra on the walls, Bob said. 

For his wife's 60th birthday, Bob hired Benny Marsella, a renowned Sinatra impersonator, to entertain 
guests at his South Philadelphia home. 

"Lou was there," Bob said. "He sat next to Benny and he was just beaming. I never saw anybody beam like 

Lou's love of life extended to food. When he was working as the opener at the Schuylkill Printing Plant, Bob 
would bring him dishes from home, including his wife's mussels and shrimp scampi, and a biscotti that was 
unlike any other biscotti. It would be filled with vanilla and chocolate pudding and a squirt of rum, and 
topped with Cool Whip and cherries. Lou, of course, loved it. 

Lou was born in Philadelphia to Guiseppe and Mildred Voci. He graduated from Bok Vocational High 
School. For a time, he worked with his brothers in a family clothing-manufacturing business before getting a 
job at theInquirer as a truck driver. He was later promoted to supervisor. 

"He was a simple man," said his daughter Lorri Brandolini. "He didn't say much. He was a man of few 
words, but he would give you a look and you knew you'd better behave." 

Lorri, who works at the Deptford Mall, said a group of retired men who worked with Lou at the newspaper 
plant meet every Wednesday at the food court and talk about the old days. 

"I would say to them, 'Well, have you solved all the problems?' They are all happily retired, and now they're 
going to have to get along without my father." 

In a condolence message left with funeral director Egizi, of Turnersville, N.J., Linda Berlin, of Franklin 
Township, said: "Lou will be sadly missed. He always enjoyed a good laugh. Lou had a way of making 
everyone feel important and cared for." 

Besides his daughter, Lou is survived by another daughter, Kimberly DiGregorio; a son, Louis Voci Jr.; a 
sister, Nettye Garbarino; three brothers, Samuel, Anthony and Ronald Voci; four grandchildren; and his 
former wife, Joan Muzzo. 

Services: Mass of Christian Burial 10:15 a.m. tomorrow at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 176 Stagecoach 
Road, Washington Township. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be at Manahath Cemetery, 
Glassboro, N.J.
Philadelphia Daily News (PA) - Thursday, March 19, 2015

VOCI Giuseppe A. (Joseph A.) (21 Jan 1895 - 19 Oct 1947)
RODIA Mildred Carmela ("Millie") (8 Mar 1905 - 12 Aug 2000)

VOCI Rose Jean (27 Jan 1924 - 28 Dec 1990)
VOCI Frank (9 Apr 1925 - 31 Aug 1999)
VOCI Antoinette ("Nettie") ()
VOCI Joseph A. (29 Mar 1929 - 27 Aug 1994)
VOCI Domenic Alphonso (3 May 1931 - 13 May 1977)
VOCI Samuel S. ()
VOCI Louis (5 Sep 1936 - 14 Mar 2015)
VOCI Anthony ()
VOCI Ronald ()

Marriage To ----- Joan () m. Notes Children by ----- Joan
VOCI Lorri () VOCI Louis () VOCI Kimberly ()
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