January 01, 1970

Joseph C. Amelio of Ross township passed away on Thursday March 9, 2023. Born on February 5, 1939 in Pittsburgh PA to the late Carmine and Victoria Amelio. Husband to the late Eileen (Kareis) Amelio, Brother to Elizabeth Amelio and the late Anthony Amelio, Jennie Caracciolo, Rose Poljak and Mary Cottone. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
It was always a good day hanging with Joey. His witty intellect and sense of humor brought joy and happiness to everyone he touched. A good laugh and a dose of amusement was always in store. He enjoyed good conversation and personal interaction and always preferred the “old fashion way”. It didn’t matter if you were family, friend or a brief acquaintance, you could easily sense his welcoming spirit and genuine kindness.
Joey enjoyed classic movies, Pittsburgh sports, Sinatra and homemade hot sausage. He was an avid golfer but enjoyed a drink and a cheap cigar at the 19th hole “talking” about golf more than actually playing.
He was a special man who will be sorely missed and whose memory will always bring a smile to those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Joey loved his family and friends more than anything, but most of all, he cherished the love of his life, his wife, Eileen where they are now back together in eternal rest.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN Funeral Home Inc., 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Athanasius Church, Thursday at 10 AM.

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  • Louise Thayer

    Uncle Joe, how is it possible to put into words the effect you had on people… you were the SUN, the laughter, the joy. Thank you for always being so nice to me! RIP dear friend & hope you are back with Eileen! ❤️

  • Ed Reith

    A day out golfing with “Uncle” Joe and the Cottone’s boys was always a great day for me. Joe was always the life of the party with his wit , humor and how comfortable you felt around him. Afterwards is when he would really kick in with his endless stories that kept you laughing all night. Joe had twenty years on most of us and was the last one to call it in for the night.
    Keep the candle burning my friend, you will be missed.

  • Bob Meinert

    I’ve known Joe since our North Catholic days and many years later. You couldn’t ask for a better friend. All the ladies loved dancing with Joe at Danceland.’
    I was fortunate enough to speak to Joe every week since Eileen passed.
    May God Bless Joe and his family, especially his outstanding nephews who were always there for him

  • John Hannon

    Great pic of Joe! Just as I remember him. So many good times- golf, after golf! Steelers games, Cottone parties! He will truly be missed!

  • Gina Bresnahan

    Uncle Joey, you and Aunt Eileen were always a role model for me in your beautiful vocation of marriage. I have such fond and loving memories of those years. Thank you for your love and kindness. (And may the souls of all our loved ones, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.)

  • Louis Caracciolo

    Semper Fi, Marine!!! That was you Uncle Joe, always faithful. Those days of teaching us battle tactics while “playing Army” in the 60’s and Jimmy and I raking all those leaves on Reed St. may be far behind us, but those memories will never be forgotten. All those Sunday gatherings at Holyoke St. with all our aunts, uncles, and cousins remain vivid and they will be cherished forever. I remember all the kids being warned to stay out of Grandpaps’ “Basilico” patch!!! You were a great Pittsburgh sports fan and now you can be in attendance to all the games from your spiritual perch in Heaven – without paying a dime! May you Rest in Peace Forever Uncle Joe. My love and sympathy to you dearest Aunt Liz and the Amelio Famiglie…

  • Gerry Roman Burton

    I’ve know Joe all my life from first grade at Perpetual Help elementary school. It was always a pleasure to see him thru the years. May he rest in peace!
    Gerry Roman Burton


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