OBITUARY

Joseph "Joey" Dima Jr.

January 30, 1955August 11, 2020
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Dima, Joseph Jr (Joey) 65, of Largo, FL was born 01/30/55 and passed away on 08/11/20. Joe was diagnosed with brain cancer in late May and contracted Covid-19 while in a rehabilitation facility. Born in Philadelphia, PA he also lived in southern NJ. A resident of Indian Rocks Beach, FL for 30 years. Joe was an entrepreneur and owned a local collection agency over 20 years. Joe loved the beach, Biloxi, sports, namely Orlando Magic, The Bucs and The Rays. He is survived by his mother Elizabeth Miller, sister, Betsy Miller-Herman, son, Joseph Dima III, grandson, Joseph Dima IV and grand-daughter, Feliciah Dima, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Joe will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his laugh, his smile, his kind words, helping hand and all the laughs and fun times. His passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts. He will be deeply missed and remembered every day by his loving family and friends. Joey will always be our superstar! A“Celebration of Life” will be held at Serenity Funeral Home.

The service may be viewed at centralbaymarket.com. The service password is Joseph9052. The virtual room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service start time, and will close approximately 5 minutes after the service is concluded. Please note that the start of the live webcast will begin when the actual service begins.

  • FAMILY

  • Survived by his mother; Elizabeth Miller
    Sister; Betsy Miller-Herman
    Son; Joseph Dima III
    Grandson; Joseph Dima IV and grand-daughter, Feliciah Dima
    uncles, aunts, cousins and friends

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Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

Memories

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Liz Dima

September 3, 2020

I have many good memories with Joey. I’d have to say that one of my favorites in when my Aunt visited from PA. Joey went out of his way to take the whole family to dinner and afterwards we took my Aunt to check out the beach and Clearwater pier. As we strolled down the pier, there was a guy on a bench playing guitar for tips. Joey slipped him $ 20.00 and whispered something in his ear. Next thing I know, Joey takes the guitar and starts playing and singing to all of us, particularly my mom and Aunt. Wish I could remember the song…. Was either something by Roger McGuinn or Robert Hazard. Everyone was so impressed! He had a boyish charm and would get that twinkle in his eyes when he was up to something. One of our last conversations he told me that I was the best female Blackjack player he ever knew. Keep in mind, he was the one who taught me! lol
I am so grateful that we stayed in touch and remained friends. Blessings to Joey’s family… may the love and memories you shared bring you comfort at this difficult time. He will be missed.

Deborah De Leon

August 28, 2020

I just can't find one particular memory to share about my time with Joe as his wife, business partner and "best friends". We had so many inside jokes . His nickname for me was Mugwump. I learned my business sense and money management skills from him. We were an unstoppable team together. I loved Joe's zest for life and flare. He was lucky in so many regards. Joe hated eggs and was a cheese less Italian like Mussolini, he would say. It was love at first site when I met him. I know you are listening to the Byrds and playing guitar with Mark right now. I am glad we were able to reconnect and stay in touch in recent years. I will love you always.

Jan Logemann

August 20, 2020

Betty, Betsy & family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you loved Joe very much and you are in my prayers...
Jan

Kathy Grant

August 20, 2020

Marvin & I send our deepest condolences. He was a great guy and good neighbor. We will miss him.

Bill and Phyllis Sylvanowicz

August 19, 2020

We are saddened by the passing of Joey. He was a very friendly man and had compassion for all. We are proud to have called him friend and will miss his smile. Most times when we bumped into him, he had his suitcase and was heading to the casino in Biloxi. He had a zest for life and it’s a shame he was taken away from us at an early age. Rest In Peace.
Bill and Phyllis Sylvanowicz

Darlene Zaccaria

August 17, 2020

We just can't believe that we will not see Joey when we get back to Florida. We are so sorry to loose him, too soon. I hope there is a casino in heaven because he just couldn't wait for them to open. Joey was great neighbor, friend and bighearted person. He will be missed.
Darlene and David Zaccaria

Diane Hajecki

August 14, 2020

Betty, Betsy and family,
Joe and I are so sad for your loss .
We will miss Joey very much. We have only lived next door to him for a year but became fast friends even before we moved in.
Joey was always so kind and helpful and we would see him almost daily. He would text us and send pictures when we were up north.
Life will be so different without him ❤

Melony Mikl

August 13, 2020

I live in the condo Joey lived in. I would talk to him almost every day in passing. I will always remember his smile. We both had a love for Biloxi and had many great moments talking about our trips.

Know my heart is sad with the passing of this wonderful person I happily called my friend.

RIP

Martha Wile

August 13, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of Joey and his love of baseball, Biloxi and of course his daily trip to Frida’s. He was so much fun to be around and will be missed greatly by his many friends at Golf Lakes.

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Biography

Dima, Joseph Jr (Joey) 65, of Largo, FL was born 01/30/55 and passed away on 08/11/20. Joe was diagnosed with brain cancer in late May and contracted Covid-19 while in a rehabilitation facility. Born in Philadelphia, PA he also lived in southern NJ. A resident of Indian Rocks Beach, FL for 30 years. Joe was an entrepreneur and owned a local collection agency over 20 years. Joe loved the beach, Biloxi, sports, namely Orlando Magic, The Bucs and The Rays. He is survived by his mother Elizabeth Miller, sister, Betsy Miller-Herman, son, Joseph Dima III, grandson, Joseph Dima IV and grand-daughter, Feliciah Dima, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Joe will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his laugh, his smile, his kind words, helping hand and all the laughs and fun times. His passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts. He will be deeply missed and remembered every day by his loving family and friends. Joey will always be our superstar! A“Celebration of Life” will be held at Serenity Funeral Home.

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