FLORI, Joseph Jr., “Pappy Joe”

FLORI, Joseph Jr., “Pappy Joe,” 89, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.

He was born December 24, 1923 in Summysides, PA, a son of the late Joseph and Maria Bosetti Flori Sr.

Joseph was a retired employee of Olin-Mathesion (Conalco) Corporation, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 521, both of Shadyside, USWA Local 5760 and a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine V. Fabiano Flori in January of 2003; a brother, Albert Flori; and a sister, Lena Della Mae.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah (Donald) Ward and Teresa (Mark) Liberati, all of Shadyside; a sister, Ida Hershman of Rivesville, WV; three grandchildren, Leslie Ward of Shadyside, Angela Liberati of Columbus, OH and Mario (Karly Jones) Liberati of Barnesville, OH; a great-grandson, Jenner Joseph Liberati of Barnesville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Samuel Saprano as celebrant. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery.

Belmont County Council of American Legions will conduct full military rites at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. followed by a vigil service at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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