CAMIZZI - Joseph M. Of South Buffalo. Entered into rest June 10, 2018. Beloved husband of Susan D. (nee Bentley) Camizzi; devoted father of Michael Camizzi and the late Mariya (Daniel) Shanahan and the adoptive father of Katelyn (Michael) Moore; cherished grandfather of Evelyn Riy Moore; loving son of the late Joseph and Patricia Camizzi; dear brother of Deborah Camizzi and John (Susan) Blando; nephew of Jacquline Giambra; fond uncle of Amanda (Andrew) Nguyen, Jeffrey Blando, Melissa (Nathan) Kawalerski and great-uncle of Logan John Nguyen and Luke Joseph Nguyen; caring brother-in-law of Lori (Alan) Franco.
Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Thursday from 3-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Louis Church, 780 Main St., Buffalo (corner of Edward St.), on Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock (please assemble at church). Flowers gratefully declined. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Many people knew Joe Camizzi from his nearly 35 years of work for The Buffalo News, where he started in the classified department, then worked for more than 20 years as an outside sales representative for live entertainment accounts.
But he was also a familiar face in the box offices and customer service counters at Shea's Performing Arts Center for 23 years; with the Buffalo Sabres for 20 years; at Studio Arena Theatre for 10 years; at Darien Lake for about five years; and at the Erie County Fair and the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center for four years.
In fact, his wife, Susan D. (Bentley) Camizzi, said he was widely known as "Tix Joe," even among scalpers. "We used to tease him that he needed a Tickets.com and a Ticketmaster terminal at his desk, because he had so many people needing tickets," she said.
Despite dealing with crowds of thousands, Mr. Camizzi had an easy smile and was calm and reassuring. "Not too much rattled him," said his wife.
Mr. Camizzi died June 10, 2018, in Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga at age 61.