Joseph John DiPietro, 78, of Hampstead, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester.
Born June 10, 1934, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Jack DiPietro and Marian Salamone DiPietro. He was the husband of Eleanore Ann "Ellie" DiPietro, his wife of 56 years.
He was a veteran of the Air Force. He was the director of plant operations for Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons John DiPietro, of Baltimore, Joseph DiPietro and fiancee Teresa Ferguson, of Finksburg, Christopher DiPietro and wife Linda, of Hampstead, and Mark DiPietro and wife Stephanie, of Littlestown, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Victor Joseph DiPietro; and brothers Paul and Vince DiPietro.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 2930 Hanover Pike, Manchester, with the Rev. Fr. Michael Roach as celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.
Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com
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