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Joseph Calabrese

January 11, 1943 ~ November 3, 2017 (age 74)

Sheffield Lake - Joseph Calabrese Jr., 74, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Joseph was born in Lorain, OH on January 11, 1943 to his loving parents, Joseph Sr. and Lena (nee Sorino) Calabrese.

He attended Clearview High School. Joe married his beloved Debra (nee Bennett) on September 15, 1979. He worked as a Superintendent at the Ford Motor Company in Lorain, OH for 33 ½ years. Following his retirement from Ford Motor Company, the next day, he started his new career with TRW as a Technical Representative for almost 22 years. Joe with his wife, Debra ran rental properties in Lorain for 12 years. He was a very hardworking man but he made it a point to always put his family first. He loved his Mustang’s and riding his Harley. He also enjoyed drag racing at Norwalk Raceway Park.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Debra Calabrese; children, Darlene (Joseph) Deeb, Sheila (James) Andolsek, Joseph Scott Calabrese, Anthony Joseph (Kimberly) Calabrese and Nicholas Adam Calabrese; sister, Mary Nardozzi; brothers, Ralph (Martha) and David Calabrese; mother-in-law, Rita Bennett; many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lena; and sister, Carrie Simmons.

All funeral services are complete. The family requests memorial donations to be made in Joseph’s memory to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation by visiting Funeral arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lorain (440) 244-1961. Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by using



Charitable donations may be made to:

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation
321 Columbus Avenue, SUITE 5R, Boston MA 02116
Tel: 1-617-946-1780

 Service Information

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