BOARDMAN - Joseph John "Joe Dee" DeFiore, 91, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Youngstown , the son of Ignazio and Rose Ferranti DeFiore.
Joe served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was deployed to the coast of Africa.
He was retired from Truscon Steel Co. and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church.
Survivors include three children, Rose Marie Patin of Rehoboth Beach, Del., Joseph John DeFiore Jr. of Poland and Dolores Hellman of Boardman; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jennie Dolores D'Ercole; and two brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church in Poland. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home in Boardman.
Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.