Joseph V. Marsilio
Joseph V. Marsilio, 94, of Allentown, passed away peacefully on December 5, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Pearl (Astleford) Marsilio, they shared 50 years of marriage together. Born in Hazleton on April 10, 1919, son of the late Salvatore and Maria (Avillion) Marsilio. He was a graduate of Penn State University
with a BS in metallurgical engineering and taught classes at Penn State Extension in Bethlehem. He worked at Bethlehem Steel from 1941 and at Homer Research Lab for Bethlehem Corporation from 1961 until 1981. He was a Research Supervisor and had patents in his name for processing new methods of steel making. After retiring his avocations were land surveying and hunting. He enjoyed building projects and loved attending Penn State football games with his family. He was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church in Allentown and taught Bible Study and volunteered at St. Lukes Hospital in Fountain Hill. Survivors:
He is survived by his three loving daughters, Sharon L. husband Edward B. Cope, Carol J. husband Douglas C. Miller and Diane E. Marsilio-Diamond all of Allentown; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services:
There will be a viewing on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center At Market Street, Bethlehem followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Pauls Catholic Church, 2nd and Susquehanna Streets in Allentown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Johns Cemetery, St. John, PA. Contributions:
To the Church or Autism Speaks, all in c/o the Funeral home.