Sunday, November 22, 2009


Lorain- Joseph Jerome Corrao, 80, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009 at New Life Hospice
of St. Joseph.

Joseph was born on July 1, 1929 in Lorain, OH where he was a life-long resident. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy class of 1948. He was a member and choir member of St. Peter Church in Lorain. Joseph was also a member of Knights of St. John, Golden Crescent Chorus, Barbershop Harmony Society and a social member of the I.A.V. Post #1. Joseph worked as a child at the Lorain Morning Journal delivering newspapers and later he was employed with the Journal as a pressman for 43 years, retiring on July 1, 1991. Joseph had a great sense of humor and zest for life. He enjoyed singing for 51 years with his friends in the Barbershop Harmony Society, gardening, sports, traveling and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years of marriage, Dena (nee: DeAngelis) Corrao of Lorain; son, Joseph (Annette) of Lorain; daughters, Diane (Larry) Flock of Amherst, Angela Corrao of Lorain; and Janet Jasinski of Vermilion; grandchildren, Anthony and Allison Flock and Sarah and Jerry Jasinski III; and sisters, Marie (Raymond) Edwards of Elyria and Patricia (Richard) Strickler of Lorain.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Angelo “Babe” and Anna (nee: Mishak) Corrao.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

The Golden Crescent Chorus will sing final farewells on Sunday around 7:30 PM followed by a Vigil Service. Prayers will be held at the funeral home Monday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, November 23, 2009 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Chuck Henkle, O.F.M. Conv., officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Contributions may be made in his memory to New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 3700 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053 or St. Peter Church Capital Campaign Fund, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053.


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