Joseph Grimaldi Sr., 95, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away on June 4, 2021. He was born on March 19, 1926 near Pittsburgh to the late Sebastiano and Grace Grimaldi. He grew up as an inner-city kid in the Italian section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lied about his age to serve in World War II early, and fought as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific Theater. After military service, Joe worked as a dental technician for the the VA Hospital in Oakland, PA until his retirement. He loved and married one woman (May Rose) for 71 years, had two children (Joseph Jr. and Rose), was a proud Pap to five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. On May 21, 1977, he miraculously trusted Jesus as his Savior. So today, he is dancing in Heaven.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10-11 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor Joseph Grimaldi Jr. officiating at First Baptist Church of Kenmore, 2330 East Ave, Akron. Joe will be laid to rest at Hampton Cemetery, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park, PA on Monday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m.
Joe's family wishes to thank the staffs at Heather Knoll and Crossroads Hospice for all their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joe may be made to First Baptist Church of Kenmore, PO Box 3829, Akron, OH 44314.