BOARDMAN - Joseph Rocco Palermo, 72, passed away Friday morning, January 3, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Health Center Boardman
He was born November 26, 1947, in Youngstown, the son of the late, Rocco and Margaret (Nicola) Palermo.
Joe was a 1965 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Joe retired in 2003 after 33 years with GM as an International Union Official. He was a member of the UAW 1112. Joe loved watching college football and the Browns, but most of all he was an avid Buckeyes fan. His greatest love was for his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren, who adored him.
Joe is survived by his wife, Victoria Palermo, whom he married Nov. 29, 1992; two daughters, Nicolle (Jim) Pascarella of Youngstown and Joey (Matt) Annichine of Boardman; four grandchildren, Rocco and Gia Pascarella, Joseph and Mattie Annichine; a sister, Karen (Vernon) Lastic of Liberty; and a brother, Gary (Michelle) Palermo of Canfield.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11 am at the funeral home, where calling hours will take place from 10 to 11 am., prior to the service.
Joe's family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis in Boardman for all of their care over the years and also Dr. Bovino and the staff at the St. Elizabeth Boardman ER.
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