Joseph John Vitale

  • "Joe was my great uncle and although it's been years since..."
    - Jessica Harrison
  • "Carole, We were fortunate to move across the street from..."
    - Heather Robinett
  • "Joe, you never coached me or taught me formally, but you..."
    - Sue Overkamp
  • "Joe was absolutely a guy who repeatedly made a difference..."
    - Bo3b Overkamp
    - Dean Vitale

Vitale, Joseph John Sunday May 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Carole A. Vitale (Hoehn); father of Terri and Dean and the late Joseph G. Vitale; dearest son of the late John J. and Fara M. (Sharamitaro) Vitale; brother of Mary Ann Phillips (Robert), John L.(Trudie) and Rosetta McLean (George). He was the uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend to too many to mention. Joe had a long and storied life including 28 years as a high school teacher/coach at St. Louis University H S. DuBourg, Marquette Catholic, as well as St. Paul The Apostle grade school. His coaching career included football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and track including over 1,500 competitions. Served on many boards, including: St. Norbert's school and president of Metro Collegiate Instructional Baseball League. He taught courses in economics, accounting, physiology, government, American history, psychology and physical ed. For the past 27 years, he has been a certified financial planner serving several hundred clients. He attended Normandy High, St. Louis University, Washington U., University of Missouri-Columbia & St. Louis and Fontbonne University receiving a B S in Commerce, and a Masters Degree. Served in the U S Air Force. Services: Visitation 2-9 p.m. Thurs., May 6, then procession from HUTCHENS MORTUARY, 675 Graham Rd. Florissant at 8:45 a.m. Friday, May 7 to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ferguson, 17 Hawkesbury Dr. & Florissant Road. 63121, for 9:30 am Mass. Interment at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery with military honorguard service. Donations to charities of your choice, but JOE & CAROLE prefer the and the APA of Missouri.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 5, 2010
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