Joseph DiDonato, Jr.
November 08, 1927 - January 29, 2019
Visitation: Monday, 2-4 & 6-8PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15229
Service: Tuesday, 10AM, Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Pgh, PA 15202
Joseph DiDonato, Jr.
Age 91, of Ross Township, loving husband, father, and grandfather died January 29, 2019.
“Joe” DiDonato grew up on the north side of Pittsburgh,the son of Joseph and Marie DiDonato.
He graduated from OliverHigh School in 1947 and then served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Constance Cuda, on September 7, 1957 and went on to raise four children in Pittsburgh, PA.
After serving our country, Joe enjoyed a 38 year career with the United States Postal Service, primarily serving the Bellevue Branch neighborhoods.
As a son of Italian immigrants, Joe was a generous, hard-working man who always put the needs of others before his own. His humble, engaging personality allowed him to get along with anyone. Joe had a spark that could ignite the life into any party.
In addition to enjoying every minute with his children and grandchildren, Joe was a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast – always rooting for the black and gold. He also relished family vacations, annual fishing trips to Canada, and weekly golf rounds with his closest friends.
His wife, Constance, preceded him in death as did his brother, Oresto DiDonato. Joe is survived by his four children, Paul DiDonato, John DiDonato (Marianne), Margaret Reagan (Peter), Jean Schooley (Tim), and 8 loved grandchildren who will always have a fond place in their hearts for their “Gramps” – Matthew, Alyssa, John Michael, Mary Grace, Connie, Mary Claire, Danny, and Colleen. He is also survived by his brother Donald DiDonato.
Joe lived a wonderful 91 years and left this world in comfort and peace. He is now rewarded by rejoining his loving wife, after missing her for the last 28 years. Friends and family will be received at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15229 on Monday, February 4 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5 at Assumption Catholic Church, 45 N Sprague Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
Internment with military honors will be at Christ our Redeemer Catholic
(Northside Catholic Cemetery).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northside Catholic Assumption Academy, Attention: Helene Kocay, 412-761-5043, EXT 101