Joseph Anthony Fedele, 86, of Euclid, passed away at his home on May 12, 2014.
He was born April 25, 1928 in Cleveland, and was also a resident of Euclid for 50 years
Joe was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII, attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 1955 from the Frank E. Bunts Institute for Physical Therapy in Cleveland. He was a Physical Therapist for 57 years impacting countless lives throughout the Cleveland area. He had a private practice from 1968 through 1993 and finished his career in Home Health Care, retiring at the age of 84. Joe was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (formerly Holy Cross) for 50 years in which he was an usher and sang in the choir. Joe was a self-taught woodworker, making furniture, bowls and other wood creations for his family. He enjoyed cribbage, poker, fishing, wine and collecting antiques. His family will fondly remember him as a caring, giving, generous, patient, creative man who was the anchor of the family.
Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Ruth E. (nee Wanda); His sons, Joseph G (Tami), Gregory MD (Sharon) and Christopher (Deborah); His daughters, Claudia D'Arcangelo and Verona Valore (Mike) and his grandchildren: Maria Gilmour (Jim),Anthony, Dominic, Gretchen D'Arcangelo, Alexa, Marissa, Devin, Nicholas, Nicolina Valore, Reese and Vincent.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Chuch, 19951 Lake Shore Blvd, Euclid. Father Joe Fortuna will officiate at the services. Burial with military honors following at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Joe, Friday, 3-5 and 6-8pm at The Mullally Funeral Home (located in the DeJohn Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills) 28890 Chardon Road (between Bishop Rd and Rt. 91)
For online obituaries, condolences and order flowers at www.DeJohnCares.com
DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home & Crematory
28890 Chardon Road Willoughby Hills, OH 44092
Published in The News-Herald from May 15 to May 16, 2014