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Joseph M. Maratto 1948 - 2012
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Awesome person, mentor, friend and a good example of what a public servant should. Bless you Joe and thank you for showing me the way.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
I miss your company, Joe.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Gentleman Joe - Just thinking about you....

Mike Kerrigan
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It's almost one year since you left us. I really miss you my little brother! Your older brother Sal.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
RIP, Joe. We all miss you ...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Joe, Although your gone I still strive to be fair and honor the lessons I was taught by you and so many others..God bless and, again thank you for all I have learned from you.
Monday, December 16, 2013
My dear friend Joe,
I had a problem that I wanted some advice on. I thought about my friends and the only one that I thought that could help me was you. Alas, I miss you pal, I miss the once a day phone calls and the laughs. Miss you, good friend.
Monday, December 16, 2013
RIP Joe , gone but never forgotten .
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. At the request of the Dykehouse Family, Joe will again be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 22 DEC, 11:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your humor. You are missed.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I met Joe as a very young boy on beat 1224, Joe was awesome then and after I became a cop I continued to do my best as he would encourage me to. God bless a truly great human being and cop. Thank you and my other 12th district Angels for taking care of me. Condolences to your family Joe.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Dear Dan,
My Prayers are with You.
Not only was "Lover" a great uncle to Me when I was young,He was a good man in everyway. Mike took Me to watch Him play hockey when I was a little girl.
I'm so sorry for the loss of Your Dad. Love Your cousin Michele
Monday, December 31, 2012
Joe was a good husband, father and police officer. I hired Joe to be a hearing officer for administrative adjudication (P tickets) at the Riverside Police Department because he was honest, fair and impartial. Anyone who worked with Joe thought the world of him. RIP brother Joe.

Gene Karczewski Retired CPD and Riverside PD.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
For My Little brother Joe...
I'll see You soon.
I Love You.
Your Big Brother, Mike
Sunday, December 30, 2012
GOD BLESS YOU MY UNCLELOVEMICHELE J MARATTO
Saturday, December 29, 2012
"My condolences to Joe's family and the Lord keep you in this time. Joe was a friend and gentleman and will surely be missed. Be at peace Joe! “Billy Bertha
Friday, December 28, 2012
I wanted to say how sorry i am to hear of your passing. I remembered you when i was a kid and you came over to the house for a surprise visit. You walked in the back of the yard and walked up the stairs.I was playing on the porch. You stayed for a while and chatted with my parents. I would of loved to have known you as i grew up. You will be missed. Your loving God Child. Dennis Veneigh Jr.
Friday, December 28, 2012
I grew up with Joe on lytle st.Even as a child he had a smile on his face.I was four years older than him ,but even as a child he was lovable and kind.My heart is broken. Your older brother Sal. Till we met again kid, all my love! Sal Maratto C.P.D. Ret.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Kathy and Dan, Joe was a great guy. I new Joe growing up and as a police officer. Sorry for you and the Maratto familys loss.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Joe was the best neighbor and friend we could ever imagine. Always kind, thoughtful, helpful. He has great rewards to reap for a life lived so well. Thank you, Kathy & Daniel for your part in helping Joe be the Joe we so love. We are here for you in any way you need. We will always miss Joe but most of all we are blessed to have Joe in our lives.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Joe will always be remembered as a "True Gentleman". It was a pleasure knowing him and he will be missed. My prayers go out to his family because you have definitely lost a wonderful man.

Maureen Ziegenhorn
CPD Lieutenant (Retired)
Friday, December 28, 2012
I'm saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Please accept my condolences. I met Joe when I was in 151 and he came to 021 as a new lieutenant shortly after I went there as a new sergeant. The world and the Department was a better place with Joe around. I'm honored to have known him and I will miss him.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
"Gentleman Joe"...that about says it all. You are and were simply one of the best men I ever had the pleasure to work with. You set a standard among leaders in the CPD that is not likely to be met for years to come. To the family of this terrific man, you have my sincerest condolences. Rest assured that your loss has been felt by a legion of many, many people that Joe touched throughout his many years of service to the CPD. Though he may be gone physically, he will never be forgotten. May God bless Joe and his many friends & family.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I am very sorry to hear about Joe. He was a great guy and will be missed. I first met Joe in the Traffic Section he was a great help to all who knew and worked with him. God Bless You Joe
Thursday, December 27, 2012
My condolences to the Maratto family. I worked with Joe in Traffic in the 1980's. He was a true gentleman and a class act.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kathy & Daniel
Please accept our deepest sympathies. As you both know Joe and I go back a long time. I still think of Joe every time I pass my star case that Joe had made for me. He was always one of the best.
You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Mary Augle
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I know this good man went directly to Heaven. I can picture him leaning against a wall wearing his revolver in the cross draw position, telling St. Peter wonderful tales.
Thanks for looking out for us Joe. Mags
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I went to grammer school with Joseph, he was a sweet guy then. I was lucky to see him again for our 8th grade reunion.Last time I seen him was 25 years ago. Still the same quiet guy. My prayers goes out to his family. Good-bye my old classmate...
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kathy and Danny - I am so sorry for your loss. I was so honored to have met and worked with Joe during my career. He was always a gentleman and so proud to be a police officer. I cannot think of one person on the CPD who did not really like Joe. Please know that Donna and I are thinking of you and have you in our prayers. John Roberts - Retired CPD
Thursday, December 27, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Joe, my friend, will be truly missed. I'll miss your calls telling me where I'm working at the next day. Always a gentleman and super nice guy! Joe, you and your family are in my prayers. RIP
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kathy & Dan ...

I had the honor of working with Joe as an Inspector but more importantly, we became friends. Joe taught me things I will never forget. I do know how very proud he was of you, Daniel; we often discussed our children all attending the U of I in Champaign. He was truly one of a kind and as much as we, his friends will miss him I know you will miss him even more. Hold on to the wonderful memories of this fine man. We are all grateful to have known him.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Our prayers and kind thoughts go to the Maratto Family. He was an inspiration for all Police Officers to follow. Ken and Carmen Malkowski. CPD
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Maratto family. Joe was such a wonderful person, his compassion and knowledge of CPD history will never be forgotten by those who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in Peace
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Heaven just got a kind and gentle public servant. I'm thinking of your family, Joe, and remembering them in my thoughts and prayers. I know their hearts are broken.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kathy and Daniel,
Very sorry to hear about Joe. Joe always talked about his wonderful family. Joe and I worked together as Lt's,indeed he was one in a million. My sincere condolences to you and the family.
Dennis McGuire
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Joe, my friend, I'm kind of lost without our phone calls and texts each day. The airport won't be the same without your smiling face and funny stories. Cathy and Dan, I an so sorry. Good bye Pappy. Don Bertini
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Joe, what a wonderful kind man, always making us feel welcome and treated us like long lost friends, thank you for all the coffee cakes, and watching out for Brian, Amanda, and Ian. Our hearts go out to Kathy, Daniel, and the rest of the family, as well as the whole neighborhood, he will be missed by everyone. Ian will know you Joe thru many stories, and Trouble and Daisy hearts break also as they watch the window waiting for their treats and visits. May you rest in peace our friend, and may God's hand touch and comfort all that loved you; but we know there is one special angel in heaven now looking down and still protecting. God's speed my friend.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
May the good Lord take Joe into his hands and give him eternal rest. He was a gentleman and truly a great policeman. The mold was broken after Joe. I had the honor and privilege to know and work with Joe and was heartbroken with the news of his passing. God bless his soul and his family.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
My condolences to Joe's family. I enjoyed working with Joe at O'Hare Airport. We liked to swap stories about our garage sale purchases. He had a wealth of knowledge and experience which he never tired of sharing.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
RIP Joe
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
My condolences to the Marratto Family. I had the pleasure of working with Joe at the 012th District. Not only was he an excellent policeman, he was always a kind and benevolent man. He will truly be missed by all.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Our condolences are extend to the family of Lt. Joe Maratto on behalf of Chicago Police Sergeant's Association. May he rest in peace.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I had the pleasure of first meeting Joe when we made Lt. Our paths crossed many times after that as we visited while he conducted his duties as an Inspector. Always a smile on his face and a wonderful story to go with it. Joe is a "true gentleman" and will be missed by all. My prayers go out to his family.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Joe was a good man. We were Sgts. together in Major Accidents in the early 90's. I remember him always talking about taking Dan to McDonald's on Saturday mornings. He always treasured doing that. We'll keep him in our prayers.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
deepest sympathy to the Marratto family.
I knew Joe when I lived in the 1300 block of Flournoy St and met up with him again while on the CPD. He was always friendly and greeted U with a smile. to all who knew him he leaves a void. God bless him.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Rest in Peace Joe . You were the perfect example of Chicago's Finest .
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It was so great to reconnect with Joe at our reunion this past October. He was a quiet, gentle person even in his youth. Never a harsh word, but a kind smile for all. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Joe was just a great person and he will certainly be missed by all who knew him. I knew Joe for many years as a fellow Lieutenant. He was one of the best that CPD ever had. Everyone he met respected and liked him. God Bless the Maratto family. Rest in peace JOE !!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I worked with Joe at CPD when I was in Personnel and he was a Sgt. in the Bureau of Operations. He was such a wonderful man. Always a smile on his face. I was fortunate enough to reconnect with him after many years when he came to work at the Dept. of Aviation after he retired from CPD and he still had that wonderful personality and smile. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He will be missed.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Joe was a great neighbor. He always had time for a story or just a hello. I will miss him. He was a fine example of how people should treat people. My deepest condolences to Kathy and Dan. Until we meet again, my friend.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
You will always be remembered as a friend, a mentor and a real credit to the Chicago Police Department. Sincere condolences to your family.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Thanks for everything, Inspector. It was an honor to work with you

CPD Lt (Ret)
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
To the Maratto family: my sincerest condolences. Joe was a sweet and gentle man who treated everyone with such respect and kindness. I will miss his great stories and his wonderful smile. RIP Joe.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
i worked with joe in 012 dist. a true gentlemen. also new joe when we were kids on lytle st, across from pompei church. god bledd.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Joe was one of the best PO's that ever worked for me and one of the finest Sergeants I ever worked with. I retired about the time Joe made Lieut/Inspector, but I have a feeling he was viewed as one of the best in that capacity too. An example of what the CPD can be. What a pity the good have to leave us so early. Rest in Peace

Bill Reynolds
Lieut/Inspector (Ret.)
Hartford, WI
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
An example to all in the uniform.. Treated everyone fairly, both police and citizens. The world needs more like him.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
R.I.P. Joe, we had a lot of good times in the E.T. Section.

Bill Sherlock
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Joe will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 13 JAN, 11:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd). In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of Jesus Christ! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.chicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the whole family.Joe,was a good man. Loved by all, touched the hearts of many. A gentleman and true friend."Gone but never forgotten"
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I'll always remember him as an Inspector , who when he was in 014 , he would respond to in-progress calls, and be side to side with the PO'S, and after that he would stick around and talk, joke with you as a person.I always introduced him to my PPO'S, and when he walked into the station , everyone including myself would be glad to say hello to him. RIP
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Joe was a great police officer and friend to many. God bless Thomas Byrne
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
R.I.P Joe... What an all around good guy and gentleman. Condolences to his family. Joe, you will be missed!!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I was truly saddened by the news of Joe's passing. Joe was a kind, gentle, & very humorous man. I learned a lot from him. A person, I was proud to call, a friend. I will miss him terribly. God bless him and his family. My sincerest condolences to his wife, Cathy, and son Daniel.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Joe, may you rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to Cathy, Daniel, and the rest of family. Truly and Officer and a Gentleman.

Dan and Vicki Sopcak
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Joseph, may you RIP. A true gentleman. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Bob Fischer.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Joe will be remembered at the Police Mass on Christmas Day, 25 DEC, 10:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd). In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of Jesus Christ! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.chicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sheila and I were very sad to hear of Joe's passing. What a great friend and co-worker! Our prayers are with Kathy and all of Joe's family. May the Lord bless Joe and his family and help them through their time of mourning.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
"Time check in 004" every time he came into the district. Truly one of the best. R.I.P Joe.
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