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Joseph W. Di Stefano

June 12, 1937 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 80)

Obituary

Joseph W. Di Stefano of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2017, on a fishing weekend celebrating his 80th birthday with his family. He was born on June 12, 1937 in Cokeburg, PA, to William “Bill” and Nellie (Shensky) Di Stefano. He grew up in East Liverpool, Oh and was commissioned an Army 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation from Ohio University. He retired from The Timken Company after 35 years of service. When Joe wasn't fixing something around the house, he loved to travel. He served his community and was a faithful member of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, where he held many leadership positions, was awarded Man of the Year, and sang in the choir. He was pragmatic, cared deeply for his family, and was always ready to help others. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Esther (Sam) Cascio and his loving wife of fifty years, Mary (Bumes) Di Stefano. Survivors include his second love and wife, Carol (Rollings) Di Stefano, whom he married July 19, 2014; his children, Christine (John) Kellamis of Canton, and Fr. Joseph (Melanie) Di Stefano of Campbell, OH; his grandchildren, Natalia and Christian Kellamis, and Michael Di Stefano; his step-children, Doug Albert, Cindy (Bruce) Hadley, and Debbie (Jeff) Brannan all of South Carolina, step-grand and great-grandchildren, his sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and relatives. Family and friends are invited to call at the Rossi Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 19, from 5 to 8 pm with Trisigon to be held at 6:30 pm. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 11:00 am at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church (251 25th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709) with Rev. Dr. Nicholas V. Gamvas officiating, assisted by his son Rev. Fr. Joseph Di Stefano and other Metropolis Clergy. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Haralambos Endowment Fund.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 19, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.
730 30th St. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44709

Trisagion
Wednesday
July 19, 2017

6:30 PM
Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.
730 30th St. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44709

Visitation
Thursday
July 20, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
251 25th St. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44709

Funeral Service
Thursday
July 20, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
251 25th St. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44709

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