Joseph Frank Fusillo, Boardman, Ohio obituary

Joseph Frank Fusillo, Boardman, Ohio obituary

Joseph Frank Fusillo, Boardman, Ohio obituary

BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Saturday, June 15, 2024, Joseph Frank Fusillo, age 81, of Boardman Ohio, passed away at St Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown.

He was born July 6, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of Joseph Fusillo and Jean (Morgia) Fusillo.

Joseph was a 1961 graduate of East High School.

He was the former owner of Fusillo Tile & Stone and Vista Lounge. Joseph also retired from General Motors.

Joe’s love for his family was unwavering. He found joy in the simple things in life: being outdoors, gardening, fishing and hunting. His family was his world. He cherished the times they spent together, whether it was cookouts, entertaining or attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

One of Joe’s favorite places was his cabin in Tionesta, where he spent many cherished years with his siblings, nieces, nephews and family. The cabin was a place of camaraderie and connection, full of laughter and shared stories.

He was a proud veteran who served in the United States Army stationed in Germany. He often shared stories of his time there and was very proud of his service. His patriotism was evident in the way he proudly flew his flag.

Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years, Clara (Pellegrini) Fusillo; children, Deanna (Jason) Hinsz of DeLand, Florida, Joseph A. (Melina) Fusillo of Canfield, Ohio, and Kim (Steve) Turek of Naples, Florida; siblings, JoAnne Savko, Catherine Tankovich, Mary Miller, Louis (Karen) Fusillo; grandchildren, Julian and Sarah Fusillo, Kenna Silvestri, Pete Hernandez, Alex Hernandez, Ethan Turek, Alyssa Turek, Tifani (Matt) Krenz, Gage (Andria) Hinsz, Huck (Leilani) Hinsz; great-grandchildren, Micah and Judah Fusillo, Sebastian and Cleo Silvestri, and Hendrix and Rocko Hinsz, along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his siblings Tony Fusillo, Frank Fusillo, Victor Fusillo, Matthew Fusillo, Tommy Fusillo, Michael Fusillo, Angeline Beshara, Mildred Santagelo and Bernadette Ezzo.

A private family service has been held. Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc., 3896 Oakwood Avenue, Austintown OH 44515. Share memories and send condolences by visiting

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A television tribute will air on Wednesday, June 26 at the following approximate times: 7:10 am on FOX, 12:22 pm on WKBN, 5:08 pm on MyYTV and 7:27 pm on WYTV. The video will be published here on the day it is broadcast.