Joseph G. Destro Sr., 84, of Avon, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Mercy Hospital of a brief illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. He had lived in Avon for more than 50 years moving from Avon Lake. Mostly known as "Joe the Tailor," he was the owner and operator of Avon Cleaners and Joe's Menswear for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy
, was a member of the Moose Lodge in Lorain, and a member of the Italian American Club.
He is survived by three children, Sheri (Pat) Dente, Linda Conner and Joseph Destro Jr.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosie Bruhn.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph; two brothers, Sal and Donald; four sisters, Carrie, Josie, Angie and Betsy; and his parents, Sam and Veronica (nee Cammarata) Destro.
Family will receive friends at a memorial wake Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Misencik Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Road, Avon. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH.