July 14, 1929July 4, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Stanley Rebo, 88, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2018 at Moses Cone Hospital after a short illness. He was born on July 14, 1929 in Greensburg, PA, where he spent his youth. Working as a sales representative for Jeannette Glass Company, he moved to Greensboro, NC in 1955, As he continued to expand and represent other manufacturers, he founded his own business, Joe Rebo and Associates, Inc. in 1967 which covered a large area of the Southeast. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Rebo Schade and Stanley J. Rebo; his sister, Sara R. Dario; and his devoted wife of 45 years, Gladys Plaitano Rebo. Joe and Gladys lovingly raised two children and she actively worked alongside him developing his business. He is survived by his current wife, Rosann T. Rebo of Greensboro. Joe felt very fortunate to have found love and support a second time; their union lasting nearly 15 years. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Tony Rebo of Hempfield, PA; daughter, Terri R Macdonald and husband, Keith; son, Joseph S. Rebo and wife Judy. Judy was his adopted daughter and lovingly referred to him as “Big Daddy”, a name in which he reveled. He had three grandsons, Andrew, Daniel (Melissa), and Bradley Macdonald; and most recently, a great grandson, Brody. His love and relationship with classic cars, especially Corvettes, was a life-long passion. He collected and displayed many at local auto shows. He and his son, Joe, attended several auto shows a year, growing into a wonderful bond that every father and son hoped to share. His devotion and attention to his grandsons was also a passion. His youthful person, life experiences, and sense of adventure and humor made him an inspiring grandfather with plenty of wisdom to share. He taught them to always be curious, seek knowledge, enjoy nature, engage with everybody, and to fully appreciate family and friends. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:00 Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC, 27407. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405 or Studebaker National Foundation at Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018


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Jeff Clodfelter

July 13, 2018

I feel honored and privileged that I got to meet and know Joe. Joe had a gift. He was one of the rare people that made my day a little better every time he walked into it. He had such a great attitude and personality that it rippled outward and made me a better person for the time I spent with him. I can only imagine the void that his death leaves. Joey, Terri and Rosann, I hope that you, and your family and loved ones, find peace and comfort in the days that follow. I hope that you remember him fondly and often. I hope that those memories ripple a smile and a sense of positiveness like they will for me. He will certainly be missed.

With deepest condolences from myself, my family and all of the guys at Positano

Neil Lutins

July 11, 2018

Dear Terri and Keith, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Joe. I have many fond memories of him as a patient. I know all too well how terrible this painful transition is having lost my dear father and Sue her's in the last few years. Even though we appreciate a long and fruitful life we also mourn the loss of a long and supportive relationship. There is security in knowing that there is someone there who has always loved you deeply and unconditionally, and that loss is jolting. Sue and I wish you the strength to get through this time and hope you are comforted by the love of your many, many friends.
With love and sympathy, Sue and Neil Lutins

Ann Whiddon

July 11, 2018

What a well lived life, always surrounded by a family that loved him so much! I am sure he will be missed by all those who cared so deeply for him. May the fond memories you have of him be in your sad hearts during this difficult time. Ann Whiddon

Melody Shelton

July 11, 2018

So sorry to hear about Mr. Joe's passing. He was the sweetest man while we were growing up and he kept Gladys in line, well he tried. I remember some fun times with both of them. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

Mike Futrell

July 10, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the loss of a special Father. I remember meeting Joe Sr and Joe Jr at the Raleigh Classic Auto Show a few times. It was a lot of fun and I could see that special bond that existed between Father and Son. It was there that I found that Joe Sr and I had something in common. We both ate a handful of gin soaked raisins every morning to help fight our arthritis. Every time we saw each other we would smile and ask "Are you still eating those special raisins?".....Rest assure that he is at the Classic Auto Show in Heaven.

Nancy Burton

July 9, 2018

Terry , Joey and all the families, just wanted to let you know I have been thinking of you all during this time. Just always remember the happy times. Think what a good life your Dad, grandfather, lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Nancy