From a young age, Joe Spatafora worked at his father's store, Sam's Market in Castella. Following his father's passing, Joe managed the store until his retirement.

Joe Spatafora, 87, passed away May 28, 2017 at Grenada Gardens Senior Living in Grenada, California.

Son of Samuel and Katie Spatafora, Joe was born July 26, 1929 in Dunsmuir, California.

From a young age, he worked at his father’s store, Sam’s Market in Castella. Following his father’s passing, Joe managed the store until his retirement.

Joe served in the US Army during the Korean conflict and was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Spatafora. He is survived by his nephew, David of San Luis Obispo, California.