Joseph Ombrello (1928 - 2015)

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Joseph M. Ombrello, age 87, of Hollywood, Florida, and Minster, Ohio, passed away June 6, 2015, at his home in Hollywood following a battle with COPD especially in the last five months.

He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, on May 8,1928, to Frank and Carmella (Tasson) Ombrello.

He is survived by his wife Sara (Steinemann) and his sons and their wives, Francis Michael and Mary Patricia, of East Moline, Illinois, David and Maureen Price, of Encinitas, California, Joseph and Judith, of Albemarle, North Carolina, and Richard and Tiffany, of Richmond, Indiana; and stepdaughters, Tamara and Eric Jackson, of Mohrsville, Pennsylvannia, and Lisa and Michael Brown, of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Joe is also survived by his brother ,Donald and his wife, Laura, of Marquette, Michigan; and sisters-in-law, Beverly Kennard, of Macomb, Michigan, and Elizabeth Hinchey of Minster, Ohio. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepdaughter, Dawn Cochran.

After retiring as vice president and general manager of LeROI division of Dresser Industries, he became co-owner and operator of Richmond Auto Parts in Richmond, Indiana. Previous to this he was employed by Gardner Denver now Cooper Industries as a service and sales manager. There he was instrumental in demonstrating and selling equipment to anchor the World Trade Center in New York City.

Joe served in the U. S. Navy as an aerial photographer. He was a photographer for the Mining Journal in Marquette, Michign, and also worked in the iron ore mines in the Upper Peninsula. Joe was very involved at Crystal Court, Hollywood FL, serving on several boards for many years. He previously belonged to the Rotary Club in Sidney & Richmond, Minster F.O.E. 1391 and Arrowhead Golf Club, Minster. Joe enjoyed golfing, traveling, especially transatlantic cruises and reading.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June19, 2015, and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2015.

In lieu of flowers donations nay be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, New York. NY 10006.

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Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
Minster, OH 45865-1233
(419) 628-2341
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Published in Sidney Daily News from June 14 to June 15, 2015
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