MECHANICVILLE - Joseph Michael Scerbo was born to Angelina and Severio (“Sam”) Scerbo on February 14, 1944 in Hoosick Falls, New York. When Joseph was young, the Scerbo family relocated to Mechanicville, New York where he attended school. His high school experience was decorated with academic, athletic, and leadership honors, including president of the student council, captain of the cross-country running team, prom king, and honors in debate, public speaking, and french horn performance. In his memoir, Always Forward (to be released in May), Joe explained, “At the core of my being, I knew God’s hand was upon me.” And so, upon his graduation from Mechanicville High School in 1961, Joseph declined full scholarships to Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and Marquette Universities to become a priest in the Roman Catholic church. He enter the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in July of 1961 where he experienced “the joy of Franciscan fraternity”.
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