The Obit For Joe Delfino

Joe Delfino

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on July 9, 2010

Joe Delfino, born on August 18, 1935 and raised in San Francisco, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2010 at his home in Rohnert Park.

He was the beloved Husband of the late Rose Delfino, loving father to Michelle (Barry) Delfino and Joanne Delfino, and adoring Nonno to Mia Rose Wilson. Predeceased by his mother, Irene (Louis)Demattei, and father, Michele Delfino, and his brother,Gene (Mary) Delfino. Survived by his siblings Rosalie (Ray) Monteroso, Linda (Joe) Thomas, Marilyn (Paul) Catelli and Diane (John) Spediacci. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe was a graduate of Mission High School where he was a 3 year All City Baseball Star and, played in the New York Yankee Organization for eight years.

He was inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame. He was a proud San Francisco Firefighter retiring as a Fire Inspector. Member of the S.F. Oldtimer's Baseball, Marino Peretti Club, and if asked by his peers, a quote..."every guy would say he was "The Best".

We will all miss him.

Friends may visit after 4PM on Sunday and are invited to attend the Vigil Service at 7:00PM also on Sunday and the Funeral Service on Monday at 9:30AM from the Chapels of Valente, Marini, Perata & CO., 4840 Mission St., S.F., thence to St. Elizabeth Church where a 10:00AM Funeral Mass will be celebrated.

Committal to follow at the Italian Cemetery.

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