BIAGIO TRAVARCA age 90, passed away January 31, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Ruocchio); dear father of Josephine Higginbotham (James-deceased), Joseph (deceased) (Ann) and Mary Anne Galek (Paul); grandfather of Michael (Jessica), Steven and Tony (Nicole) Higginbotham, Elizabeth Genco (Tony), Nick, Samantha (Drew Bihari), Angela and Joseph Biagio Travarca, Christopher (Nicole), Kara, Daniel, Kimberly and Julianne Galek; great-grandfather of Jessaca, Leah, Jared, Jenna, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Sophia, Julianna and Alyssa; dearest brother of Teresa Hoernig and the following deceased: James, Carmen, Joseph, Rose Vitale, Mary Artino, Charles and Sam; brother-in-law of Lucy Schmook; uncle of many. Longtime member of the Deaf Community. Friends may call at THE KOLODIY-LAZUTA FUNERAL HOME, 5677 STATE RD., PARMA, FRIDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Prayer Service Saturday, February 6 at the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 2486 W.14th Street, Cleveland at 9:30 a.m. Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Family suggest contributions to St. Augustine Catholic Church.