Joseph A. Pompeo 1937-2020

POLAND — Joseph A. Pompeo, 83, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020, at Hospice House.

He was born May 17, 1937 in Pacentro, in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy, a son of the late Alberto Pompeo and Bambina Centofanti.

Joseph came to this area in 1951. He retired in 1990 as a billet roller for Youngstown Sheet and Tube / LTV after 28 years. He also worked for Pompeo Paving Blacktop for 15 years. Joseph was a member of the Youngstown Metro Umpire Association for 50 years, the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) for 50 years, past president and vice president of the Pacentrano Club and a member for more than 50 years, and a member of the Youngstown Morra League for almost 50 years. He was also active in bocce leagues at Pacentrano Club, Arco Club, MVR and St. Anthony’s Society. He was a member of Holy Family Church, where he served as an usher.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Anna A. Vaccariello Pompeo, whom he married June 14, 1958; two daughters, Gina (Donald) Kossick of Troy, Mich. and Julie (Neal) Bell of Winter Spring, Fla.; two sons, Albert (Darlene) Pompeo of Poland and Joseph (Lisa) Pompeo Jr. of Poland; nine grandchildren, Nicholas (Alexandra) Kossick, Maria Kossick, Taylor Snipes, Ava Bell, Anna (Andrew) Reed, Sara Pompeo, Michael Pompeo, Mark Pompeo and Stella Pompeo; great-grandchildren, twins Arianna and Anderson Reed; stepbrother, Dominic Bevilacqua; and a stepsister, JoAnn (Ron) Hannis.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, JoAnn Pompeo; sister, Gemma (Joseph) Pompeo; brother, Pasquale Pompeo; stepsister-in-law, Anne Marie Bevilacqua; and a stepbrother, Daniel (Delores) Bevilacqua.

The Pompeo family would like give a special thanks to the staff at Hospice House for all of the care and compassion given to Joseph.

Due to the COVID-19 concerns, private family services were held. A memorial Mass at Holy Family Church will be held for family and friends at a later date.

Professional arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.

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