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American Veteran 04


Joseph Louis Gervasi

1916 ~ 2018 (age 102)

In Loving Memory 

                 Joseph Gervasi passed in peace on Sunday afternoon October 21st at the young age of 102. Born September 11, 1916 in Goshen, Ohio to  parents Guiseppi and Philomena Gervasi. He is sibling to six sisters Mary, Emma, Clara, Lena, Josephine, Irene and brother John. Joe was husband to Dorothy Gervasi and loving father to Karen Sue Gervasi. He is survived by his sister Irene Francis, nieces, nephews and friends. Joe served in Word War ll from 1942 to 1945 as a radio operator. Was a proud soldier in the 7th Armored Division that faced battles in Northern France, Germany, Belgium and Central Europe. He earned an EAME Campaign medal with four bronze battle stars issued by President Franklin Roosevelt. He also earned a good conduct medal along with a Purple Heart issued after a battle in Holland 1944. After the war he, his brother John and their wives moved to California. Joe retired from North American Aviation. He built a home with his family in Vista, California where they lived for over thirty years. Faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. A kind hearted man esteemed by his friends and family. 

There will be a funeral mass for him at 11am on Wednesday October, 31 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church address 525 W. Vista Way Vista, CA 92083

God saw you getting weary,

He did what He thought best

He put his arm around you

And whispered, “Come and rest.”

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.


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