It is with great sadness that the National Coffee Association shares the news of the passing of Joseph G. Apuzzo, Sr. on May 1, 2013. Mr. Apuzzo was an active member of NCA for many years and served on its Board of Directors. He was also an Honorary Member of NCA, a distinction bestowed on a select few individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the work of the Association and the U.S. coffee industry.
To the industry, Mr. Apuzzo was an esteemed friend and colleague throughout a long and illustrious career. He founded the Armenia Coffee Company more than 55 years ago, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until his retirement. He also served as President of the Green Coffee Association as well as Board of Directors member, and received GCA Honorary Member status for his many years of service and dedication. Mr. Apuzzo also served on the Boards of the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange and the Armenia Coffee Company.
Mr. Apuzzo, 88, was born in Bronx, NY and lived on Long Island before moving in 1965 to Rye Brook, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University, was a decorated World War II veteran and held the professional designation of Certified Public Accountant. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Jean, daughters Janet Olszewski, Carol Long and Diane Apuzzo and son, Joseph Apuzzo, Jr., NCA past Chairman and Board of Directors member, as well as eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The National Coffee Association, on behalf of its Board of Directors, staff, members and associates, extends its sincerest condolences to the Apuzzo family at this time of loss that touches us all.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
84 Sherwood Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06831
Sunday, May 5, 2013
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2013
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
in the name of Joseph G. Apuzzo, Sr.
to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital