Joseph Amato

Joseph A "Joe" Amato

Saturday, June 7th, 1930 - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Joe A. Amato, age 89, of Creston, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Akron on June 7, 1930 to Joseph A. and Mary (Locascio) and has been an area resident for the last 17 years.

He married Mary W. Winnie on August 4, 1951 in Akron. She went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2012.

For many years, Joe worked as an iron worker by trade and was sent to various sites to work.

He was a member of the Sterling Grace Brethren Church .

In his earlier years, he had played basketball and baseball and even had the opportunity to go to the New York Yankees training camp. He was an all around sports enthusiast who also enjoyed gardening, bowling and going to the racetrack. He mostly loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanne (Lee) Hames of Gaffney, S.C., Margie (Dale) Crutchfield of Medina and Patty DeArment of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Eric McCartney, Tina McCartney, Ryan Keller, Melissa Vazsonyi, Carrie Penn, Daniel DeArment, Amber Dudsak and Heather Wachtel; great-grandchildren, Trisden Justice, Kandes, Julia, Joey, Ember, Rayne, Alina, Ian, Dayne, Ava and Evander.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his brother, Tony Amato and sisters, Phyllis Ferrise and Francis Cocciolone.

A private interment has taken place at the convenience of the family at Congress Cemetery.

The memorial service that was scheduled for Saturday, January 18th has been cancelled.

A private celebration of his life will take place at the convenience of the family.

Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.

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Posted at 10:43pm
I remember Joe having delivered lunch to him several times through the meals on wheels program. He was always talkative and friendly. I was sorry to see that he'd passed. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.

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