Joseph F. DeFilippo, Sr.

  • Died: November 10, 2020
  • Location: Penn Hills and Canadohta Lake, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 94, of Penn Hills and Canadohta Lake, formerly of Lawrenceville, on November 10, 2020. Beloved husband of 68 years to Agnes M. (McLaughlin) DeFilippo (deceased February 1, 2018). Loving father of Joseph F. (Beverly) DeFilippo, Jr., Linda (Beth Ann Faulkner) DeFilippo, Colleen Rosky, and Lisa DeFilippo Kafferlin. Loving Grandpap of Joe, Nick, Krista, Kayla and Brittany. Cherished great-Grandpap of Isaac, Joey; Nicholas, Andrew, Giulia; Jacob, Madison, Aubree; Arianna; Aria and Everett. Predeceased by brother, James DeFilippo, and sister, Rose Corso. Survived by sister, JoAnn Porco.
Joe was a proud and patriotic World War II veteran, serving as the radio operator in B17 Bombers, which led to his lifelong love of airplanes. Barbershop music held a very special place in Joe's heart. He was a beloved member of the SPEBSQSA Pittsburgh Chapter "Three Rivers Chorus" for over 50 years, as well as singing with various quartets. Joe loved all aspects of nature. He had a green thumb and grew flowers, vegetables, and plants; enjoyed birdwatching from the front porch of the family's cottage, treasured time spent with his family pontooning on Canadohta Lake. He took great joy in sketching animals and gifting them to his adored generations of grandchildren. His love of family was evident in all he said and did. He expressed his love with encouragement, warmth and wit that flowed through the generations. Joe always loved a good fried fish sandwich and an ice cold beer, even in his final days. Family and friends welcome Monday 2-8 pm WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. 15220. Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Mount Church, 403 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington, Tuesday, 12 noon. Entombment to follow in Calvary Cemetery with full military honors. Due to Covid-19 requirements, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We have such fond memories of enjoyable visits with Joe & family, here & in Pa. & Fla., especially with Linda. We send our sympathy & prayers to you all. Cousins Frank & Helena Tomasello

Posted by Frank Tomasello - Aromas, CA - family   November 20, 2020

A wonderful man. May he soar once again.

Posted by Josh Tronoski - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   November 13, 2020

To all of cousin Joe's Family, Love and May the Lord grant His Precious Peace as only He can .

Posted by Marlene Trapani - San Jose, CA - Family   November 13, 2020

Linda, Colleen and Lisa,
I have wonderful memories of cousin Joe and your mom Agnes coming out to California for all the special events like weddings, 50th Anniversary parties, and more. We loved going boating with them. His smile could light up a room! I'm sure he is in Heaven smiling down on you girls and your families, and so happy to be surrounded by the loves in his life!

Posted by jennifer granath - Family   November 12, 2020