OBITUARY

Joseph Manuel Servo

December 6, 1949April 18, 2021
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Joseph M. Servo went to meet the Lord on April 18, 2021.

Joe, as he was commonly known, was born on December 6, 1949 in Vagos, Portugal. He was the beloved husband of Laura (Dorando) Servo, and father to Joey Servo (Toni), Mike Servo (Jillian) and grandfather to Olivia Marie Servo; He is also survived by his mother, Maria Emilia Trindade Servo; sisters, Marie A. Cruz (Al), Rose Marie Reis (George) and brother Anthony Servo as well as several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Manuel A. Servo and grandson Owen Michael Servo. We find comfort in the promise that he is now reunited in Heaven with our glorious God and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as by the loved ones who preceded him in earthly death.

Joe immigrated to the United States at the age of 11 years old with his parents and sisters in 1960 and settled in Newark, NJ. He graduated from East Side High School in 1969 and attended Lincoln Technical School for A/C and Refrigeration.

During his high school years, Joe played soccer having won several trophies, and later played for local teams in NJ Semi-Pro League.

Joe met his wife, and life-long sweetheart, Laura Ann Dorando in high school in 1966 and were married October 8, 1972 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church.

Joe always had a very creative mind. From his early years, working on a 1966 Mustang Fastback, which he had cloned into a Shelby, utilizing fiberglass to create scoops and parts. Joe later sold the car, where the buyer asked him, “why are you selling this car, this looks better than the real thing”. Joe’s reply was, “I want the real thing” and later purchased a 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR. Joe was a gifted individual who was able to create home renovations others could only dream about. To plumbing, electric, appliances, concrete, drywall, you name it, Joe was a master-craftsmen and a perfectionist to the highest regard. Joe had done multiple side jobs throughout Pinellas County for individuals and later helped his sons recondition their homes. Joe had also continually remodeled his own residence countless times, for the challenge, and frankly because he could.

Joe and Laura relocated to Largo, FL in 1982; he was then employed at Bill Halls TV and Appliance and then later joined the Pinellas County school system working his way up the ladder. He became a Maintenance Technician fondly known as “Rocket Scientist” for the Department of Safety and Security under Terry Huberty. The following is a message from Terry, “I am so proud to have known Joe both as a friend and a co-worker. Joe was an absolute joy to have as my General Maintenance Technician. We knew when the work was assigned to Joe it would be completed on time and with perfection. Principals at the schools Joe serviced for years would share what meticulous work he did for them and what a great guy he was. I know Joe loved his wife and family with all his heart. I will always remember Joe as a family first man and a guy who poured his heart into everything he accomplished.” “Rest in Peace Joe Servo.”

Joe retired from the school system December 18, 2015. His health deteriorated two weeks later and the battle with cancer began. He fought hard for 5 years, trying to keep up with his regiment of working out at the gym. He met many good people there and formed lasting friendships.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Seasons Hospice Foundation-Donation Processing Center, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, IL 60677

He accepted Jesus as His Lord and Savior in 2018 and was baptized in the Gulf by Pastor Mike Hasha through the ministry of Calvary Church Clearwater. He attended church there and belonged to a very special Bible Study Group that he grew to love and cherish. They were his brothers and sisters I

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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Leslie and Larry Viens

April 30, 2021

We pray you Rest In Peace after 5 long years. God bless you and we know the lord will provide comfort and peace for your family. 🙏

Jennifer Biddle

April 26, 2021

Mr. Servo was a long time patient of our practice. He was a kind , thoughtful , humble man . We always enjoyed having him as a patient , and his smile and kindness always made our day. He was an incredible family man and a man of faith .We all send our love an prayers of sympathy to his family. He will forever have a special place in our hearts.

Mike Pixley

April 25, 2021

My name is Mike Pixley - I met Joe many years ago when he worked at Madeira Beach Middle as the maintenance tech. I admired the true talent that Joe had, he could do anything or fix anything. I truly appreciated or friendship over the years. I would call Joe and Laura on there birthdays. He will truly be missed. We will meet again in a better place . God Bless

Cathy Dorando

April 25, 2021

Joe there is so much to say about your time with us. Fun, adventure, food and above all love. You will be missed and always in our hearts.

Mary Doner

April 24, 2021

Dear Laura, Olivia, Michael, Jillian, Toni, Joey, and entire family:

Those we love
can never be more
than a thought away...
for as long as there's
a memory
they live in our hearts to stay.

Much Love and our deepest condolences,
Joe, Mary, Joseph & David Doner

Matt Seib

April 23, 2021

Mr Joe,

I'll always remember the hours of jokes over a bottle of Sandman, your white lightning cherries, your cooking, your craftsmanship, your beloved Aztec, the day you made Mike sink the pilings for your gazebo, the goalie you made out of Joey, the way you pronounced the word HOG, your stories of Jersey, and above all the immense amount of love you showed your grandkids and your wonderful wife. It was my pleasure I assure you. Thank you Sir, and rest easy.

Domenick Tufariello

April 22, 2021

Joe,
I will always remember you in the acting class you and Laura attended with Nelly and I. It was a bright light during the dark days of fighting cancer. We wish you god speed on your journey and know those in heaven can't wait for you to get there. While we greave for you here, we know we will seen you again one day.

Glenn Brown

April 22, 2021

I always enjoyed my visits with my cousin Laura, Joe and their family. Many highlights from trips to Florida. God Speed Joe! ❤

Robert Adamo

April 20, 2021

May God comfort you and your families and hold you in his loving arms as you go through this sorrowful time. remember that we are always here for you. Love Bob and Mercy Adamo

MARIE FIGUEIREDO

April 20, 2021

Joe, rest in peace in the Garden of our Lord.

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Biography

Joseph M. Servo went to meet the Lord on April 18, 2021.

Joe, as he was commonly known, was born on December 6, 1949 in Vagos, Portugal. He was the beloved husband of Laura (Dorando) Servo, and father to Joey Servo (Toni), Mike Servo (Jillian) and grandfather to Olivia Marie Servo; He is also survived by his mother, Maria Emilia Trindade Servo; sisters, Marie A. Cruz (Al), Rose Marie Reis (George) and brother Anthony Servo as well as several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Manuel A. Servo and grandson Owen Michael Servo. We find comfort in the promise that he is now reunited in Heaven with our glorious God and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as by the loved ones who preceded him in earthly death.

Joe immigrated to the United States at the age of 11 years old with his parents and sisters in 1960 and settled in Newark, NJ. He graduated from East Side High School in 1969 and attended Lincoln Technical School for A/C and Refrigeration.

During his high school years, Joe played soccer having won several trophies, and later played for local teams in NJ Semi-Pro League.

Joe met his wife, and life-long sweetheart, Laura Ann Dorando in high school in 1966 and were married October 8, 1972 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church.

Joe always had a very creative mind. From his early years, working on a 1966 Mustang Fastback, which he had cloned into a Shelby, utilizing fiberglass to create scoops and parts. Joe later sold the car, where the buyer asked him, “why are you selling this car, this looks better than the real thing”. Joe’s reply was, “I want the real thing” and later purchased a 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR. Joe was a gifted individual who was able to create home renovations others could only dream about. To plumbing, electric, appliances, concrete, drywall, you name it, Joe was a master-craftsmen and a perfectionist to the highest regard. Joe had done multiple side jobs throughout Pinellas County for individuals and later helped his sons recondition their homes. Joe had also continually remodeled his own residence countless times, for the challenge, and frankly because he could.

Joe and Laura relocated to Largo, FL in 1982; he was then employed at Bill Halls TV and Appliance and then later joined the Pinellas County school system working his way up the ladder. He became a Maintenance Technician fondly known as “Rocket Scientist” for the Department of Safety and Security under Terry Huberty. The following is a message from Terry, “I am so proud to have known Joe both as a friend and a co-worker. Joe was an absolute joy to have as my General Maintenance Technician. We knew when the work was assigned to Joe it would be completed on time and with perfection. Principals at the schools Joe serviced for years would share what meticulous work he did for them and what a great guy he was. I know Joe loved his wife and family with all his heart. I will always remember Joe as a family first man and a guy who poured his heart into everything he accomplished.” “Rest in Peace Joe Servo.”

Joe retired from the school system December 18, 2015. His health deteriorated two weeks later and the battle with cancer began. He fought hard for 5 years, trying to keep up with his regiment of working out at the gym. He met many good people there and formed lasting friendships.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to
Seasons Hospice Foundation-Donation Processing Center, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, IL 60677

He accepted Jesus as His Lord and Savior in 2018 and was baptized in the Gulf by Pastor Mike Hasha through the ministry of Calvary Church Clearwater. He attended church there and belonged to a very special Bible Study Group that he grew to love and cherish. They were his brothers and sisters i

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.