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Joseph Vincent Martino

January 24, 1942 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Joseph Martino Obituary

Joseph Vincent Martino, known affectionately as Joe to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, at his home in Media, at the age of 82. Born on January 24, 1942, in Philadelphia, Joe was the cherished son of the late Michael and Josephine (Romano) Martino. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, wisdom, and faith.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sally (Orlando) Martino, whom he married on October 14, 1967. Together, they built a life filled with love and cherished memories. He was a guiding light to his daughters, Joanne (Martino) Rollo and her husband, Fred, and Susan (Martino) Prophet and her husband, Rob. His five grandchildren, Allie and Freddie Rollo, and Amy, Ryan, and Haley Prophet, will forever remember their grandfather's funny tales and clever card tricks. Joe is also survived by his brother, Michael Martino, who shared with him a lifetime of memories and camaraderie.

A proud graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Joe's thirst for knowledge and love for his country led him to the former Pennsylvania Military College, now known as Widener University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Joe dedicated 35 years of service as an electrical engineer for the Department of the Navy, retiring in June of 2000. His work was not only a testament to his intelligence but also to his commitment to his nation.

Joe's retirement years were rich with the hobbies he loved. He was an avid card player, delighting in games of Pinochle and Poker, and he could often be found entertaining his grandchildren with card tricks that never ceased to amaze. His love for woodworking was evident in the beautiful pieces he crafted, each a token of his talent and attention to detail.

Those who knew Joe would describe him as funny, intelligent, and faith-filled. His humor was a beacon of joy in the lives of those around him, often sparking laughter in any room he entered. His intelligence was not just in his profession but in his approach to life's challenges, always ready with a wise word or a thoughtful solution. Joe's faith was the cornerstone of his existence, guiding him through life's ups and downs with a sense of peace and purpose.

Joe's impact on the world was as profound as it was positive. His unwavering love for his family, his passion for his work, and his zest for life were inspiring. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but his spirit will live on in the stories told, the lessons learned, and the memories cherished by his loved ones.

As we say goodbye to Joseph Vincent Martino, we celebrate a life well-lived. A life filled with laughter, love, and a deep-seated belief in the goodness of people. Joe's legacy is one of kindness, generosity, and an indomitable spirit that will continue to light the way for generations to come.

Joe's journey on this earth may have come to an end, but his journey in the hearts of those who loved him is eternal.

Family and friends are invited to gather in St. Pius X Church, 200 Lawrence Rd., Broomall, PA 19008 on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 9 to 9:45am. Funeral Mass for Joe will be said at 10am in church on Monday. Services will be livestreamed beginning at 10am on Monday. To view, please click this link:  Burial will follow services in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield.

Rest in peace, Joseph Vincent Martino; your memory will forever be a blessing.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 25, 2024

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
220 Lawrence Road
Broomall, PA 19008

Funeral Mass
March 25, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
220 Lawrence Road
Broomall, PA 19008

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
March 25, 2024

Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
1600 S Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064


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