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Joe Colombo
Original name: Joseph Colombo
Birth: Jun. 16, 1923
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: May 22, 1978
Orange County
New York, USA

Organized Crime Figure. He was the head of the Colombo crime family (named after him) from 1963 until he was shot in the head and critically wounded at a rally for the Italian American Civil Rights League (which he started) at Columbus Circle in New York City, New York on June 28, 1971. His shooting was ordered by rival organized crime figure Carlo Gambino, and he never revived, dying almost seven years later. 
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section: 36, Range F, Plot 2, Grave 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 17, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5906
Joe Colombo
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Joe Colombo
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Joe Colombo
Added by: Alan Brownsten
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