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Joseph "Joe" Montenaro

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Montenaro Joseph "Joe" Montenaro, age 90, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at OSU Medical Center. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a decorated World War II veteran and retired from The Ohio State University. He was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of AIGA. Loyal Buckeye fan and sports enthusiast. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen (Moro) Montenaro, parents Catarina and Guiseppi Montenaro, infant daughter Anna Marie, brothers Louis, Pat, Tony and Albert, and sisters Grace (Martina), Angelina (Meske) and Mary (Monaco). Survived by daughter, Linda (Joe) Barlow of Harrisburg, PA; sons, Joseph (Jenifer) Montenaro of Pittsburgh, PA and Ric (Mary) Montenaro of Columbus, OH. He has seven wonderful grandchildren and 12 precious great-grandchildern. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the McGrath girls, Mary, Patty, Kay and Helen. Friends may call Friday, March 7, 2014, from 4-8 p.m., at THE JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel (within the grounds of St. Joseph Cemetery), 6440 S. High St., Lockbourne. Burial to follow, St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of Joseph to the Wounded Warrior Project, POB 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com. Procession to Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel to leave funeral home at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 6, 2014
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