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Joseph Luke "Chief Jay Strongbow" Scarpa
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1928
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 2012
Philadelphia County
Georgia, USA

Professional Wrestler: Was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was trained by Chief Don Eagles and made his professional debut with the NWA( National Wrestling Alliance)in 1947 using his real name. In 1970 he joined the WWWF(World Wide Wrestling Federation), he was now known as "Chief Jay Strongbow", though he was not Native-American but was Italian-American he played the role quite convincingly he wore the traditional head dress to the ring and did a war dance when his opponents made him really angry. He retired from in ring activity in 1985 after 38 years,but would make special appearances on occasion. In 2011 he suffered a fall at his home, from which he never recovered and died in a nursing home in Georgia. During his long career he held many singles titles as well as many tag titles. In 1994 he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame and The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.

Former WWF World tag team champion with "brother" Jules Strongbow

1. Geri Marshall (19 November 2000 - present)
2. Laura Dingby (20 March 1972 - 4 March 1997) (divorced) 3 children
3. Sandra Peters (10 September 1952 - 16 October 1962) (divorced) 2 childern. 
Joseph Lucas Scarpa Oct. 4th 1928 until April 3rd 2012
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Originally Created by: Brian S. Billett
Record added: Apr 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88167140
Joseph Luke Chief Jay Strongbow Scarpa
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Thanks chief you were better than them all
- Bill
 Added: Oct. 4, 2014
A great entertainer who made many a wrestling fan happy to cheer him on. Rest in peace.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Feb. 4, 2013

- Talbot Fisher
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
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