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Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL

OBITUARY

Joseph J. Scirrotto

March 7, 1923January 8, 2020

Joseph J. Scirrotto of Tequesta, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 8, 2020, at the age of 96. Joe was born in 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was one of 8 children of Dominick and Emilia Scirrotto.

Joe was a veteran of World War II and served in the Signal Corp of the 78th Infantry Lightning Division, and was recipient of a Bronze Star.

Joe was a devout Catholic and daily communicant for most of his life. He was very active in St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare Catholic Church and was a Eucharistic Minister. He moved to Lake Park, Florida in 1963 after being transferred by RCA to the new plant build in Palm Beach Gardens, where he was employed for 41 years before retiring from his job as a supervisor in the Solid State division. When the RCA plant had major layoffs in 1971, instead of taking a transfer back to Pennsylvania, opting Joe to start Scirrotto’s Catering, which had it’s beginning out of the Knight’s of Columbus hall at Council #4999 in Riviera Beach. Joe was a 4th Degree member of the KofC and served a term as Grand Knight. All of his friends knew Joe to be a kind-hearted soul, and would be hard pressed to have heard him ever utter a bad word about anyone. And everyone also knew Joe loved to dance, and continued dancing every Friday night, well into his 90’s.

Joe is survived by his sisters Jane and Victoria, of Philadelphia, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary, his eldest son, Joseph J. Scirrotto, Jr., and grandchild Matthew Scirrotto. Joe was a caring father to five sons, Joseph Scirrotto, Jr.(deceased) (Margaret), Dominic Scirrotto (Beth), Gregory Scirrotto (Jan), Ronald Scirrotto (Joan) and John Scirrotto (Karen). Joe had 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January, 17th at 11:00am at St. Clare Catholic Church in North Palm Beach, followed immediately by internment at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 SE County Line Rd, Tequesta, FL 33469.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Down Syndrome Society at https://www.ndss.org/donate, or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida at https://www.alz.org/seflorida?set=1

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 17, 2020

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Connie Mudano Russo

January 16, 2020

I want to send condolences to the Joseph Scirrotto family. I remember him as a great man, happy and loving his family. We are sending prayers to Ron, Greg, Dom & Johnny. You had a great father and you will all miss him very much. May he Rest in Peace.

Connie, Henry (Butch) & Carl Russo

Marianne and Bob Sardino

January 16, 2020

I remember the great food Mary and Joe cooked up ((catered my daughter Lori's wedding) and the many good times shared at St Francis School.
Rest in Peace
Marianne and Bob Sardino and Lori Sardino Bowie

Judy Lengieza

January 12, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for allowing me to participate in the care of Joe over the past 2 months.

Judy Lengieza RN

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY