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Joseph D. passed on January 15, 2020
Husband of Linda (nee Ciavardone) a love affair that lasted 50 years.
Beloved father of Christian (Ann Marie) Russell and Allison (Perry) Colangelo.
Adored by his grandchildren Ava and Gabrielle.
Viewing Saturday 9:00am at St. Paul’s Church, 9th and Christian Sts.
Funeral Mass 10:00am.


  • Christine Oliveri January 16, 2020 8:30 pm

    Linda and family, so very sorry for Joe’s passing. May he RIP

  • Barb Mainardi January 17, 2020 12:19 am

    Allison, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great person. I have so many fun memories of all of us at Christmas Eve and just hanging out in your kitchen telling stories. You are all in my prayers. Xoxo Barb M.

  • Julieann January 17, 2020 3:06 am

    Linda, Allison and Christian,
    My deepest condolences. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  • Lawrence Nugent January 17, 2020 5:42 am

    So sorry for your loss, RIP .

  • albert goldy January 17, 2020 1:40 pm

    my prayers are with you and your family,he is in a better place may god bless all of you.

  • Donna Scicchitano January 17, 2020 2:54 pm

    We will always cherish the fondest memories that will last forever in our hearts…we will be there always for your family JR . CATCH ME JOE!!! Love you D💔

  • Mike & Diane Pizzuti January 17, 2020 6:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mike and I send our deepest condolences to the whole family!
    May he RIP!

  • George Deal January 17, 2020 7:34 pm

    Joe, we will miss you! As a teenager in South Philly in the mid 1960s you were viewed as a legend, an Icon! You played on one of the greatest high school basketball teams in the history of Philadelphia Basketball, the 1965 Bishop Neumann Pirates. You were one of the fiercest competitors I have ever seen play basketball. You could shoot, pass, rebound, dribble and play defense better than almost anyone in the 1960s. Your basketball IQ was off the charts. On Saturday afternoons at 16th and Jackson playground, you would play half court, four on a team and if someone was lucky enough to get on your team, they played all afternoon, never losing. I will never forget you Joe “Skins!”

  • Alyce Patrone Penna January 17, 2020 8:23 pm

    Linda and Family…. May the beautiful memories of Joe…of happy times, of joyful smiles, of hearty laughter and caring words help all of you through this most sadden and difficult time….

    Please know that I, along with so many others, so share in your sorrow!

  • Alexis Penna January 17, 2020 9:05 pm

    All my love and sympathy,
    Alexis Penna

  • Ron Hill January 19, 2020 9:38 pm

    Dear Linda and family, My wife and I offer much sympathy over the loss of your beloved Joe. I was in the class ahead of Joe and knew him well. I played basketball with and against him. What a competitor. What I remember, most about Joe, was the kindness and good will he gave to everyone who met and knew him. He was a prince of a man in all respects. His legacy will never be forgotten. Ron Hill Class of 64

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