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Joseph R. Mannillo


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Joseph R. Mannillo Obituary
AMHERST - Joseph R. Mannillo, 91, of Amherst, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at EMH Elyria Medical Center after a short illness.
Joseph was born June 3, 1922 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong Lorain resident moving to Amherst last year.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and was extremely proud of his service during W.W. II. He served in the Central and Eastern Theater's with the 503 Ordinance H.M., and was a charter member of the W.W.II Monument in Washington D.C. Joseph retired from U.S. Steel as a Boilermaker after 42 years of service, and worked several years as an Emergency Policeman. He was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter where he served as an usher, and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was also a life member of both the I.A.V. and the D.A.V.
Joseph was an accomplished wood carver building magnificent wooden toys for his grandchildren when they were young, and then his great-grandchildren. He loved putting puzzles together, framing them and hanging them throughout the house. He loved working in his vegetable garden, and raised beautiful roses. He also enjoyed golfing, and bowling.
He is survived by daughters Gloria (Dennis) McGee of Lorain, and Joyce (Klaus) Schmidt of Lilburn, Ga.; grandchildren Shawn (Vangie) McGee of Amherst, Brian (Adriann) McGee of Wickliffe, Jeremy (Emily) McGee of Tallmadge, Leni and Keaton Schmidt both of Georgia; great- grandchildren Caleb, Cohen, Issi, Molly, Maddie, and Allie; sister Jeanette Mauk of Lorain; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Rose (Vitelli) Mannillo; wife Antonette (Moriella) in 2005; infant son Joseph Raymond Jr.; brothers Tony and Charles Mannillo; and sisters Christina Kuzniar, and Mary Delmonico.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 10th from 4-7 p.m. at the Dombrowski-Riddle Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1939 Oberlin Avenue Lorain. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Catholic Church of St. Peter 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Interment with I.A.V. and D.A.V. military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the W.W.II memorial 921 Pennsylvania SE, Suite 304, Washington, D.C. 20003
Online condolences may be made at www.dombrowskifuneralhome.com




Published in The Morning Journal on July 9, 2013
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