Joseph LoDestro
Friday
24
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc.
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Friday
24
March

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc.
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Saturday
25
March

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Our Lady Of Loreto Catholic Church
309 West Everett St.
Falconer, New York, United States

Obituary of Joseph L. LoDestro

Joseph L. LoDestro, 90, of Falconer passed away Wednesday (March 15, 2017) in his home. A lifelong area resident he was born May 14, 1926 in Falconer, the son of the late Henry V. and Rose Malta LoDestro. Joe was a 1943 graduate of Falconer High School and was a proud veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 aboard the USS Guam in the Pacific Theatre. Joe was instrumental in organizing the USS Guam Reunions in later years. He was employed by Art Metal Corporation and prior to retirement in 1989 was employed by Jamestown Metal Corporation as a Quality Control Manager. Joe was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church; the Holy Name Society of OLL, served as a trustee of OLL and was a member of Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and wood working having made numerous hand crafted decorations for family and friends. Joe also enjoyed golfing and traveling. Surviving are two sons: Henry "Hank" LoDestro of Myrtle Beach, SC, James J. (Christine) LoDestro of San Jose, CA; two daughters: Rosemary Anderson of Marietta, GA, Mary Ann (Bob) Morris of Falconer; ten grandchildren: Gregory (Hope) Anderson, Pamela (Andrew) Sigular, Denise LoDestro, Robert J. (Heather) Morris, Nicholas J. (Rebecca) LoDestro, Joseph Morris, Megan LoDestro, Daniel (Katie) LoDestro, Samuel LoDestro, Henry LoDestro; a step grandson Payton Pirzadeh; ten great grandchildren: Makaelynn Graves, Emma, Ella and Joseph Anderson, Mary Beth, Leanne Sigular, Mia, Cole Morris and Macie and Luke LoDestro and a sister Rose Marie Pane of Gilbert AZ. Besides his parents Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Nina M. Gaeta LoDestro whom he married September 27, 1947 in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, who died January 20, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph A. Janaczek pastor of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Altar and Rosary Society of OLL will conduct a rosary service at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Holy Name Society of OLL or the St. Vincent DePaul Society OLL, 309 W. Everett St., Falconer, NY 14733.
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