Joseph Piazza (1936-2005)
Joseph Piazza was a San Jose Family soldier and real estate salesman. He was a former member of a Bay Area burglary ring called the Sam Bailey Gang. In October 1977, Piazza was arrested for being involved in the gangland execution of Peter Catelli in San Jose. He was convicted for being involved in the murder and sentenced to three years in prison in 1980. Piazza had international mafia connections. He was named by the US Congressional Record as a mafia member in 1972. Piazza died of stomach cancer on February 24, 2005.