Joseph Anthony Accardo, 80, a native of Tickfaw, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Having served in the Korean War
, Joseph was a U.S. Army
veteran and owner of Accardo Tile Contractor Inc. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4030 and a devoted Usher at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church. His hobbies included fishing and gardening but his greatest joy came from his family. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Mary Ann S. Accardo; children: Joseph Anthony Accardo Jr., Ronald Accardo and wife Jeri Lee, Donald Accardo and companion Joseph Specht, Bernadette Accardo White and husband Richard, and Anthony John Accardo and girlfriend Phyllis Ponthier; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Sam and Josephine Accardo; brother Sam Accardo; and granddaughter Jessica Laine Accardo. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5pm until 9pm and continuing on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8am until service time at 10am. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph's honor to the diabetes and heart foundation. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.greenoaksfunerals.com.