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Joseph Anthony "Joe" Gentile

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Gentile, Joseph "Joe" Anthony
91, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on January 6, 2016. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Joe served two years in the U.S. Army during WW II, including one combat year in Europe. Joe moved to Phoenix in 1957 to join Motorola's then-upstart Semiconductor Products division. Throughout an incredible career at Motorola, Joe held leadership positions including Vice President roles and three years in Geneva, Switzerland where he helped to launch Motorola's European operations. During his life, Joe was: a founder of the Paradise Valley Homeowners' Association, President of the Motorola Retirees' Club, active in both Junior Achievement and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, and recently the head of the residents' operations board at Westminster Village. Joe is survived by: his loving wife of 31 years, Lorraine Gentile; his sons Bob (Christa) & Brian (Sarah) Gentile; Dan (Laurie), Mark (Fe) & Bob (Mary) Masterson and 21 grandchildren. Bob and Brian would like to especially thank their father for the care he provided for them following the death of their mother, Shirley Gentile, in 1977. On Thursday, January 14th, the Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (10815 N. 84th St in Scottsdale) at 11:00 am and a Celebration of Life Party will occur at Westminster Village (12000 N. 90th St in Scottsdale) at 1:00 pm. The following day, Friday, January 15th, the burial/interment will be at National Memorial Cemetery (23029 N. Cave Creek Rd in Phoenix) at 9:30 am. All of Joe's friends are invited to join the family for these special times of remembrance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joe's name to either the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale or to St. Patrick's Catholic Community.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 12, 2016
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