Joseph J. Grillo Jr.
1950 - 2020
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Joseph J. Grillo, Jr

Armonk -

Joseph J. Grillo Jr., a longtime resident of Armonk, New York passed away in the presence of his loving family on October 6, 2020 at the age of 69 after complications from ALS.

Joe was born on October 14, 1950 in The Bronx, New York to Joseph and Theresa (Musco) Grillo. He graduated from Monroe High School, attended Kansas Wesleyan University and transferred to L.I.U. Brooklyn where he played baseball and graduated. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers and played one year of Minor League Baseball before returning to coach and start his 35 year career as a teacher for the Yonkers Public School District.

Everyone will remember Joe as a bigger than life person. Loving family member and friend, Mr. Baseball, teacher, coach, and the person who mastered making the best mozzarella in the world! He worked hard and played even harder. He was stronger than Superman and told some of the most entertaining and funny stories imaginable. He was a rare combination of someone who loved life, sports, food and entertaining by hosting the most memorable parties with his former wife Mary Ann however his number ONE joy were his two grandchildren, Jude and Brielle.

Joe is survived by his daughter Daria, her husband Kelby and their son Jude, his son Joseph, his partner Jess and their daughter Brielle, his sister Louise and Duane, his brother Frank and his wife Linda, his significant other Andrea, as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. All of whom he adored.

Memorial services for Joe will be Monday October 12th, 3-8PM at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville New York. Funeral Mass on Tuesday October 13th, 10AM at Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to, an organization that works hard to improve life for people living with ALS.

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Published in The Journal News from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2020.
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October 11, 2020
Joe was a good guy, a good coach and great softball player. He knew almost as much as anyone about making and eating thin crust pizza. I was so sad to hear about Joe and I will share with my friends who were freinds. Condolences to the entire Grillo family and all the people who knew him over the years in Yonkers, Armonk, NY and the Bronx.
Al Veoli
October 10, 2020
Joe Grillo was always family first. He was a valiant warrior through these most difficult days. Joe was determined to succeed in sports, teaching, coaching and a delight to be around. His friendship, his caring and his smiling face will long be remembered.
Howard Meyer
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