Joseph Louis "Joe" Aiello, 89, of Tiffin, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Thursday evening, July 5, 2012.
He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Tiffin, to Louis and Rosalia (Lanza) Aiello. He married Maggie Ruggiero June 10, 1946.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie; four daughters, Rosemarie (Fred) Reimer, Carolyn (Paul) Panuto, JoAnn (David) Porter; and Linda (Ron) Frank, all of Tiffin; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and a set of twin great-grandchildren on the way.
Proceeding him in death were his parents; his infant daughter, Mary Ann Aiello; four brothers, Casmir, Dominic, Salvatore, and infant brother, Anthony; and two sisters, Anna Collins and Mary Andrews.
Joe graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School and served in the United States Navy from Sept. 25, 1942, to Jan. 4, 1946. He retired in 1975 from General Electric after 25 years of employment. Joe belonged to many golf leagues and had a hole-in-one at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course Sept. 6, 1998. He also had a hole-in-one at Seneca Hills Golf Course in 1980. He started the Aiello Open 50 years ago, which is held every Labor Day. He enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles, playing Euchre, crafts, and repairing golf clubs. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus No. 608, and was a supporter of Calvert Catholic Schools. Family was very important to Joe, and he loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
A memorial Mass is noon, Tuesday, July 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the United Veterans Council. The rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit with the family prior to the service Tuesday, from 10 a.m.-noon, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 75 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin, OH 44883.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Calvert Catholic Schools or Community Hospice Care.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.