Joseph Kennard Bellino

March 17, 1935March 26, 2021

COLUMBIA – On the 26th of March 2021, Joseph K. Bellino, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 86. He was born on March 17, 1935 in New York City, N.Y. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force, earned a business degree at PACE University, after which he met his lovely bride Joan on a blind date. The rest is history. They were married in 1961 and raised two children, Lisa and Brett. Joe was an avid golfer, reader, chef and a businessman/salesman, having worked for IBM for 12 years and Policy Management Systems for 20 years. He enjoyed travelling the world and all of its “cuisine”!

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and mother, Doreen. He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Lisa; son, Brett; and two grandsons, John and Chris.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 until 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to support the efforts of either The American College of Lifestyle Medicine in preventing and reversing chronic illness by using food (and lifestyle choices) as medicine: or the local American Legion in supporting veterans:


10 April

Memorial Mass

12:00 pm

St John Neumann Catholic Church

100 Polo Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 29223


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Friday, April 9, 2021



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Jim McLaren

March 29, 2021

Loved Joe. Great guy and a pal. Shared much fine food, great wines, and interesting discussions with Joe and Joan over the years. He will be missed by all.

Condolences to Joan, Lisa, and Brett. May Joe’s memory bring comfort at this difficult time.

In Heaven, Joe will surely score lower than his age and his drives will always go as far as his dreams.

Jim & Pat McLaren

Stan Luallin

March 28, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Joan and family. We enjoyed golf with Joe and social activities with both Joe and Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Belino family during this difficult time.