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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Joseph P. Tarsitano

09/29/1935 — 12/07/2022

A close-up photo of Joseph P. Tarsitano looking into the camera

Our father, Joseph P. Tarsitano, earned his angel wings on December 7th, 2022. He passed away peacefully at the age 87 surrounded by his family at West Medical Center. He will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. Our dad enjoyed making people laugh, family vacations and spreading his years of wisdom. He was born September 29th, 1935 in Cleveland to the late Giuseppe and Philomena Tarsitano.

Joe worked for Muni/Cleveland Public Power as a high-Tension lineman and was lucky enough to retire at the age of 53. Then worked at Builders square and then retired again from Home Depot.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was in the Navy Reserves while attending Collinwood H.S. He was a Eucharistic minister at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Highland Hts and at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Mentor. He was a proud member of the Collinwood Memories (seniors group). He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joe is survived by his loving bride of 63 years, Gail Tarsitano (nee Latham); Joe always said that she was the best thing that ever happened to him; beloved father of Regina Tarsitano, Patricia (Thomas) Lord and Thomas Tarsitano; dearest grandfather of Theresa Spall, Amanda (Steve) Wilson, Ashley Lord, Danielle Tarsitano and the late Annamarie Spall; great grandfather of Siena and Emilia.

The family will receive friends & family from 9:00-10:00 AM Saturday, December 17, 2022 in the gathering area at St. Mary of the Assumption Church 8540 Mentor Avenue, Mentor. A Memorial Mass will follow at 10:00 AM Saturday at the church. Private burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in his memory to the Alzheimer Association at www.act.alz.org

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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9 Replies to “Joseph P. Tarsitano”

  1. Holly & Dave Grinstead December 13, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Dearest Patty, our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. May the lord hold your family up during this difficult time.


  2. Genevieve Capadona Bures December 13, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Joe was a great guy, a good friend of my brother Joe, and I am not sure if you knew this, but I fixed Joe and Gail up on their first date. Gail and I worked together.


  3. So sorry for your loss.I am happy I was able to see him the last time I was in Ohio. He was always so nice to me.Love you Gail.


  4. Jeanne Damian- Briggs December 13, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    So very many memories being your friend since 1972. I loved spending days & days at your home because I felt so loved by your family & dad The Italian customs & every Thanksgiving at the Tarsitano home full big family love & laughter Skipping some well quite a few days in our high school senior year but we would go chat with your dad with ice cream then back for end of school day He would say stay out of trouble girls.
    I remember watching Saturday night live with your dad in the then new family room . Laughing at this new iconic show with Chevy Chase
    Joe “babe” a good dad, family first man
    Was like having 2 dads because Joe had a big heart for us all. ❤️


  5. Joe was a good friend and cousin who bright joy and Italian food to our German family. He was a great dad and grand dad and a gentle soul loved by many. He will be greatly missed.


  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Joe was always so full of good humor and kindness, truly a great guy, and one the people who made growing up on Jeannette drive so special. I hope all your good memories help you through this very difficult time.


  7. Dear Gail, Patty, Gina, And Tommy Tarsitano,
    My deepest condolences for the passing of your husband and father. He was a great guy, he always seem to have a smile on his face and a joke to tell you. He will be missed. May God watch over you all and help you through this difficult time.


  8. Dear Patty and family, My heart goes out to all of you. May God our father hold in the palm of this hand.


  9. Aunt Gail, Gina,Patty and Tommy, someone passing is never easy. That’s especially true with uncle Joe. He could make everyone laugh and was loved by all. so many wonderful memories. He will truly be missed. I pray the lord helps you find comfort in know what a truly great person he was. Love to all.


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