PIERRO - Joseph S. of Manhasset, formerly Carle Place, NY, age 89, on May 23, 2013 of congestive heart failure. Joe served in the Navy during WWII, obtained an Engineering degree from RPI which led to a career at Grumman Aerospace where he was instrumental in designing the Apollo LEM which landed the first men on the surface of the moon. Joe remains in the hearts of his devoted fiancee Michelle Cipriano, loving daughters April (and Joe) Grasso, and Wendy (and Jim) Metts, sisters Lucy Pierro and Jean Degennaro, nieces and nephews including Annette and Rich Yankowski and the Loprestis, caring MHN family and his friends who admired this fun and loving gentleman who embodied the virtue of integrity. Joe was a remarkable man who enjoyed a full life. (No service.)
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Published in Newsday on May 28, 2013