Joseph Henry Filippi

October 06, 1947 ‒ November 06, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Joseph Henry Filippi, 69, of Delaware passed away Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 6, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Henry J. Filippi and Jean A. (Turbett) Filippi. Joseph graduated from Bishop Hartley High School and later Franklin University and he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.

Joseph served as vice president of international operations for the Liebert Corporation and he was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mowing the yard and playing cards especially family poker with his siblings. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and he also enjoyed cheering on his beloved Buckeyes, Browns and Reds.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Victoria “Vicki” (Kramer); children, Joseph Henry (Sarah) Filippi II of Milford Center, Jessica Ann (Joseph) Fleck of Hilliard and Jeffrey William (Jennifer) Filippi of Marysville; grandchildren, Lauren, Rachel, Hunter, Amber, Benjamin, Rebecca and Charlie; brothers, Mike (Kris) of Westfield Center, Jimmy (Dolores) of Baltimore, Mark (Beth) of Westerville and Johnny (Kelly) Filippi of Croton; sisters, Jeanne (Robin) Fravel of Pickerington, Annie (Dave) Patterson of Columbus and Lorene Nordin (Chris Young) of Pickerington; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. Michael Watson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association at graveside. The St. Mary Bereavement Committee will then host a luncheon in the Snyder Rodman Community Room following the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to any local St. Vincent DePaul Society or to Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County, 652 W. Central Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • Joseph Henry Filippi United States Army.
    Bishop Hartley H.S. Alumni.
    Franklin University Alumni

    God Bless and Thank YOU, Joseph for your service… RIP … And Semper Fi. Soldier.

  • Our heartfelt condolences to you Vicki and family. Many wonderful childhood memories with Joe and cousins at grandma’s and family reunions. Blessings to you all and peace to Joe.

  • Dear Vicki and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and have you in my heart and prayers. I feel fortunate that I had the pleasure to share the dinner table with you both at Bishop Hartley’s 50th high school reunion as Joe regaled us with a few stories about his travels. May the good Lord plus the love of family and friends bring you some comfort.
    Kathy (Susil) O’Connor

  • Offering my Condolences & Wishing Peace & Comfort for the Filippi Family 🌿
    And a Special Thank You to Joseph Filippi for his Service to our Country.
    ~ Rest in Peace, Sir ~

    Suzanne Duffy
    Phoenix, Az
    Hartley 71 Grad
    Friend of Jeanne Filippi

  • Dear Vicki and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May your family and your memories bring you some comfort as you go through this difficult time in your life. Chuck and I prayed for you and Joe every day and will continue to. May Joe Rest In Peace.
    Carol and Chuck Miceli

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Filippi family,We are so sorry for your loss.we only met him at Sarah and joes wedding and I will never forget how he and Vicky looked so happy singing together Dean Martins mambo Italiano .i could tell they had very good memories together .God bless and be with the entire family.

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Filippi family,We are so sorry for your loss.We only met Mr.Filippi at Sarah and Joe’s wedding and I will never forget how he and Vicky looked so happy singing together Dean Martin’s “Mambo Italiano ” . I could tell they had very good memories together.God bless and be with the entire family.

  • Dearest Vicki & Family,

    I was so sad to hear of Joe’s loss. This is a very difficult time for you and I can only pray that you have the love of family and friends and the support of everyone to help you through this trying time.

    I wish I could be there for you in person but leave tomorrow for a Medical Mission in Nicaragua. Just know that I am sending my since condolences and BIG hug.
    May God Bless you and your entire family.

    Linda (Casa) Highfield

  • Dear Vicki and family, our good memories of you and Joe go back to high school, then on thru our years at SFSN and getting married and having our babies! Times were so good and I love them all. Please know how very sorry we are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and through the rough times ahead. We love you, Ray and Barb

  • Hello Vicki, I can only imagine the loss you feel at this time. I know my cousin Joe is at peace at this time. I pray that peace will be with you throughout your time without him. God bless you Vicki and take care of yourself.
    Your cousin,

  • Dear Vicki, My heart is full of sorrow for you, Your children and grand children. While we know Joe is no longer sick, our hearts will forever miss him. All of you are in my prayers and asking God to give you peace and comfort. Much love Cousins, Janet and Dick Fiwle

  • Vicki, I am so sorry for hearing of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the pleasure of seeing Joe at the Liebert Retirement Luncheon last year. I had not seen him since he left Liebert. We had such a great time when I worked with him in Accounting. I also found out that his birthday was the same day as mine, which reminds me the department got him a blow up doll for his birthday. Those were the great old days at Liebert.
    Remember the good old days when we were on the Liebert Bowling Team!!!
    May God be with you and your family.

    • Olivia, I do remember the bowling!! What good times we had. I really appreciated the kiss after mass. You are a wonderful person and Joe always thought highly of you.
      Take care, Vicki

  • Jess, our thoughts are with you and all of your family tonight and for the days ahead.
    Danielle and Cherie

  • Vicki and family,,,,It was a pleasure to know Joe. Sorry we missed the funeral, but you all have been in our thoughts and prayers. Will contact you soon. Love and hugs, Barb and Lou

  • Dear Vicki,
    I was so sorry to learn of Joe ‘s illness and had looked up your email address to send you both a note of care and concern. I am now heartbroken that I never got it sent and am now sending you this message of condolence. I did keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Our high school days were long ago, but I had great memories of you two. Vickie, I would have never survived Hi-Steps without you. My deepest sympathy to you and all our family. God bless Joe. Love, Tarie Brigham Hollern

    • Oh my, Hi-Steps, now THAT’S a fun memory. I don’t think you were at the 50th, or else I’m sorry I didn’t see you. Great memories, you are correct!!
      Thanks, God did bless Joe!