Joe Puglia, Journalist and Public Relations Executive, Dead at 75

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Joseph Mark Puglia, a newspaperman and public relations executive, died Aug. 21 of Parkinson’s disease at St. Margaret’s at Mercy Nursing Home. He was 75.

A New Orleans native, he was a member of the family that used to own Puglia’s Grocery Store on the edge of the French Quarter. He graduated from De La Salle High School and LSU, where he majored in journalism and was social chairman of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

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