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Joe Martino

June 21, 1923 — February 15, 2015

Joe Martino

Roanoke- Joe Victor Martino, 91, of Roanoke, passed away at 12:47 pm on Sunday February 15, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on June 21, 1923 in Roanoke, IL to John Battista and Marta Monge Martino. He married Mary Teresa Santi on June 4, 1949 in Roanoke. She survives.

Also surviving is one son, Jim (Pam) Martino of Pewaukee, WI; two daughters, Mary Jo (Lynn) Roseman of Eureka; Colleen (Phil) Oltman of Roanoke; one daughter-in-law, Darlene Martino of Hastings, MI; one sister-in-law, Mina Martino of Congerville; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tom Martino; four brothers, Pete, Sam, Battista, and Robert "Red" Martino; and one sister, Jeannette Sansone.

An Army veteran, Joe proudly served his country with Company K, 185th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 40th Division during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Roanoke American Legion Post #463.

Joe retired as a supervisor for Caterpillar after 30 years of service.

He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Joe loved sports, especially baseball where he was known for his pitching, not only during his school years, but also for the town team and during Sunday Morning League. He shared his love of baseball with the youth and coached little league in Roanoke for many years. He loved his Pittsburgh Pirates, music, fishing, hunting, the Roanoke Legion and especially his family including his dog, Missy Brown.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday February 20th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke. Monsignor Charles Beebe will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Thursday also at St. Joseph with a rosary service at 3:45 pm. Additional visitation will be from 10-11 am on Friday prior to the services at church. Burial with military rites will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be to the Roanoke American Legion Post #463 or to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.

Visitation

FEB 19. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Roanke
508 W. Randolph
Roanoke, IL 61561

Visitation

FEB 20. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Roanke
508 W. Randolph
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Mass

FEB 20. 11:00 AM (CST)

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Roanke
508 W. Randolph
Roanoke, IL 61561

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