Joseph Pennacchio
Joseph Pennacchio, 81, of Apopka, Florida, passed away April 16, 2021. He was born March 08, 1940 in Palermo, Italy. Mr. Pennacchio is survived by his loving wife Helen Pennacchio; children Salvatore (Jennifer) Pennacchio as well as many loved ones and friends.
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My condolences to Helen and family. There is no comparison to Joe. For almost 20 years I was a customer. My father was also a customer. His kind and loving demeanor was always an oasis in a stressful world. To see the joy on his face when my father and Joe would speak Italian was priceless.
John Principato
May 12, 2021
I just today learned of Joe´s passing. I send my sympathies to Helen, Sal and to all who were touched by one of the kindest men this earth has had the blessing to have inhabited. Getting a haircut was the reason you think you went to Broadway Joe´s but the real reason was the true friendship he and Helen had with their clients. They showed their real love and concern for me and my family as we went through times of joy and sadness. I´m not sure what else to say except I am glad to have known Joe and I´ll miss him and won´t ever forget him.
Tim Colgan
May 9, 2021
Joe was the best of the good men in my life and will be forever in memory and forever missed until one day we are together with God. I'll need a hair cut and shave for sure by then and I know he will have an empty chair waiting for me with a smile and happy greeting, as always. Broadway Joe Pennacchio impacted this community in ways we cannot measure and I know God's Kingdom has grown by his soft evangelism to all of us. Helen and Sal, our love to you and our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Matt and Sandy Clear
April 30, 2021
Helen, Sal and Jennifer You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of Joe, He will be missed by the community and the loyal customers who have been going to him for many years. I will personally miss Joe , He was a kind and I considered him a friend.
Daniel and Helaine Mass
April 27, 2021
There was never a kinder and gentler soul than Broadway Joe. He will be solely missed by the many clients that saw him for decades and the new generations who followed their dads to Joe's salon. Everyone who entered his door got a hearty and gleeful welcome. I'm sure he received the same welcome into his father's house. Rest in peace, Joe, in the arms of your maker and savior. Our sincerest condolences go out to Helen, Salvatore and the family. You have lost a man you can remember as one of the saints who walked this earth.
Bill Thompson
April 27, 2021
We feel the tremendous loss that the "Broadway Joe" community feels. And it was a community. I loved to come with my husband, Rod McLeod, "Mr. Rod", when he came to see Joe. Helen your kindness was timeless and part of the magic . Rod looked forward to his haircuts and most importantly sharing time with Joe. The best haircut ever, Joe was a master. He will be deeply missed. Our deepest condolences to Helen and Sal.
Rod McLeod and Edi Meadows
April 27, 2021
Joe was the kindest and the most caring man that I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am blessed to call Joe a friend.
Kevin Hill
April 25, 2021
God Bless my Dear Old Friend "Broadway Joe" remembering the days in Parnasius, Jez
Joseph Jezik JEZ
April 25, 2021
You are all in our thoughts. Broadway Joe was the best of the best. He could not have made me feel more welcome in your home growing up. Our deepest sympathies.
Nicholas Enciso and Family
April 24, 2021
Dearest Helen and Sal, We are so so sorry for your loss. Joe was one of a kind. Not only a great hairdresser/barber but a genuine gently soul. His warm heart touched many. His storytelling created many connections. He will be missed greatly but remembered for all he touched and all he was. Sending our deepest sympathy, The Brindle Family
The Brindles
April 24, 2021
Joe you will live in my heart forever!! I came to you for a haircut and shave but I RECEIVED so much more your friendship and love and always treated like a king like only you could do!!
peter marini
April 22, 2021
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Helen and Sal for your loss. Joe was a giant of a man. He was one of my favorite storytellers that had a kind heart, an attentive ear with a quick wit. He gave our grandson Charlie his first haircut in 2019 transforming him into a handsome toddler. You will be forever remembered for your fellowship and positive attitude making everyone feel welcome from the moment they entered your shop. Peace be with you Helen and Sal!
Rosie Rosenfeld
April 22, 2021
Dear Helen and Family, I received a birthday gift certificate from Sharon a few years ago for a Broadway Joe haircut. It was the beginning of not only a friendship but the very best haircut I ever had! Joe was a kind and caring man and I always enjoyed hearing his stories. I would look forward to my haircuts, shampoos and hot towel treatments. He will be greatly missed! May God give you His comfort and peace during this time of sorrow! RIP Joe!! Paul and Sharon
Paul Crouch
April 22, 2021
Dear Helen and Sal, we are so shocked and saddened that Joe is no longer with us. It was always such a joy to recall memories of our youth and experiences as immigrants during the 1950's. Surely we will continue our conversations in Paradise. Primo di quell'epoca. Frederico (aka. Nipote di Rossano Brazzi)
Fred Dittmaier
April 22, 2021
Dear Helen and Family, So sorry to hear of Joe´s passing, I´m sure the Wekiva community will greatly miss him as I will. I was looking forward to seeing him on our next trip from California, and talk about the old days of Jersey City, Sincerely, Nick Grasso
Nick Grasso
April 21, 2021
Dear Helen and Family, We were so sorry to hear that Joe had passed away. Joe will miss his visits with with Joe where he had an opportunity to speak Italian and have good conversation. We will remember him always with affection. Rest in Peace Joe. Peace be with you Helen.
Joseph & Sandra Battaglia
April 21, 2021
Helen and family: I'm deeply saddened by the word of Joe's passing. When I moved to Sweetwater and needed a barber, I called Broadway Joe's. Helen's delightful voice welcomed me and promised the best haircut of my life. I was never disappointed with the haircut, but I got so much more. I'll not forget Joe's joyful welcome, "Ah, Pastor Jim, my good man." I can only hope that I'm as good a man as Joe believed I was. Thanks for the beauty, joy and friendship you both brought to all our lives. May Joe rest in peace and be raised in glory. Joe's "Pastor Jim."
Jim Harnish
April 21, 2021
Almost twenty years of laughter and stories. Helen and Sal I will deeply miss my monthly visits to see Joe one of the kindest men I will ever have had the privilege to know. RIP Broadway Joe.
Ken Gustafson AKA Mr Ken
April 20, 2021
Joe was one of a kind. He will be deeply missed. Prayers for the family.
Niki K.
April 20, 2021
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person, that we all know Joe was.
May God put him in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him.

God Bless
Pat & A.J
Pat Myers
April 20, 2021
My sincerest condolences to Helen, Sal and Joe's entire family on his passing. He will always be remembered by me. I will miss his talents as a barber, but more importantly his wonderful spirit. You will always be "my Broadway Joe." Rest in peace "my good man."
Hal Pineless
April 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Helen and Sal. Joe was such a wonderful man and I will never forget his kindness to my husband Bob when he was so ill by coming to the house to cut his hair. You'll never know how much that mean to both of us. Joe will always be remembered for his kindness and Bob loved the endless stories! Much gratitude and love, Cassie
Cassie Yde
April 19, 2021