Wassaic, NY - Joseph Piantino, 94, a longtime resident of Wassaic, NY died on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home in Wassaic, NY. Mr. Piantino worked as a licensed Aircraft Mechanic and later worked as a mechanic and welder for the Local # 15 Operating Engineers in New York City.
Born on March 30, 1919 in New York City he was the son of the late Quinto and Margaret (Damroth) Piantino. On October 2, 1952 in New York City he married Gwendoline Andrews who survives at home. Mr. Piantino proudly served in the United States Amy and Air Force during WWII
and the Korean Conflict
and was a recipient of the Bronze Star
. He was also a member of the VFW
Post #5444 in Dover Plains, NY and the Millerton American Legion Post# 178 in Millerton, NY.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Preston E. Piantino and his wife, Betty Jane, of Havertown, PA; Preston's former wives, JoAnne Piantino and Marie Piantino; three grandchildren, David, Scott and Heather Piantino and one great-granddaughter, Isabelle Piantino. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Louis and George Piantino and two sisters, Edna Doherty and Mary Silvestry.
Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. To send the family an online condolence or to light a memorial candle, please visit Mr. Piantino's Book of Memories at www.hufcutfuneralhome.com