Joseph Fanelli



Joseph Fanelli, 90 years old, most recently of Sunset House in Ottawa Hills, passed away on March 15, 2014. Joe was a soft-spoken, loving, caring, and gentle man. He always had a smile on his face and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Joe was born in Calciano, Italy, December 22, 1923. He served in WWII in Italy, and in 1949 he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He worked for National Lead for 17 years in Buenos Aires. He met his wife, Maria, in Argentina and had been married since 1952. In 1966, Joe and his family moved to Toledo, Ohio at the request of his employer. Joe worked for Doehler Jarvis until his retirement in 1992.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters in Italy. He is survived by his wife, Maria; his daughters, Monica (Michael) Kernahan, Patricia (Peter) Reynolds; son, George Fanelli; grandchildren, Shannon (Craig) Revill, Jennifer Kernahan, Chris Kernahan, Shaleah (Vince) Soliven, Kayla Fanelli, Keriann Fanelli, Sophia Reynolds, Jack Reynolds, Giovonni Fanelli, Vincent Fanelli; great-grandchildren, Isabella Revill, Isaac Revill, Sydney Soliven.

The family would like to thank everyone that has taken such wonderful care of Joe during his long illness. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bersticker - Scott Funeral Home. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Please view and sign Joe's condolence page at

Funeral Home

Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home
3453 Heatherdowns Boulevard Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 382-3456

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 17, 2014