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Joseph Orlando Fasano
1934 - 2020
Joseph Orlando Fasano

Joseph Orlando Fasano, age 85, passed away peacefully the morning of April 17th, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

Joe was born in Seattle, Washington, November 16th, 1934 to Joe B. and Agnes K. Fasano. Joe's early years were spent in the Garlic Gulch area of Beacon Hill, graduating from Franklin High School in 1952. He also attended Seattle University majoring in business. After college he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps (Semper Fi) and was honorably discharged after 2 years.

Joe was a meat cutter and salesman in his early working career. Then he embarked in a successful small business for over 30 years with his good friend Pat Lynch. His passions included putting all types of stereo electronic equipment, new and old school, together and listening to his music daily. He loved to fish the waters of the Olympic Peninsula with his family for that prized King Salmon. In 1980 he and his dad Joe Sr. were fortunate enough to catch a 58# King that hangs on the wall to this day! Joe was an avid dog and cat lover, who always had treats at the ready no matter which four legged friend came to visit.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 58 years, Peggy, sons, Joe, David (Darla), Mark (Ann). Grandchildren, Jodall (Jason), Caprice, Karah (Tim), Renee, Vincent. Great Grandchildren, Dencio and Wilder. Also, his beloved and trusted friend Nero.

Private graveside services will be held. Under the direction of Columbia Funeral Home, Seattle.
Published by The Seattle Times from Apr. 21 to Apr. 26, 2020.
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Thanks to all such wonderful folks who helped us when Dad passed...Beacon Hill won`t be the same with out him...Much love to all!! David Fasano
David Fasano
March 21, 2021
Dear Fasano family
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I have such fond memories of playing at your house and in the woods behind it with Joe and David when we were kids. My twin sister, Susie and I, along with my older brother Steve, spent a lot of time getting lost back there and making forts. We lived across the street (17th and Hill-2nd house north of you). I wish all of you peace during this difficult time and hope that your loving memories help you through these coming days.

Kathy (Susie and Steve) Hasegawa
April 27, 2020
There were two ways I most frequently had conversations with Joe. First, when he picked Peggy up promptly from work the same time each day. And most recently, when Joe answered the telephone. Joe always wanted to talk to me about his three favorite topics. And, most likely some type of music was playing in the background.

First and foremost, he would tell me all the wonderful things Peggy had done for him since our last conversation and how much easier his life was because of her. Whether it was a favorite meal Peggy fixed him or some other nicety, he always told me about it and how wonderful he thought she was. In every conversation, he seemed surprised she would want to do these things for him for 58 years without a fuss. It always seemed like a miracle to him. Before Peggy made it to the phone, I would always urge him to tell her about all the nice things he told me. I hope he did.

His second favorite topic was his dog, Nero, who was mostly by Joes side, in the car and in the house. Joe rightfully treated that dog like a member of his family. Knowing Nero, I would say the feeling was mutual.

Joes third favorite conversation topic with me was the Seattle Mariners. No matter what, I do not think he ever gave up on them. He could tell me about all the players, how the last game went, and what they were going to do to finish the season better than the previous year. He wore his Mariners baseball cap that Peggy bought him for every game.

Other than that, his Cadillac was his pride and joy. He looked forward to frequent outings in Sekiu,and he was very proud of his family and his roots in Seattle. He was one of the most loyal and dependable people I have known.

Joe will be missed by all.
Ellen Callahan
April 26, 2020
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