Joseph V. Parisi

September 07, 1943 ‒ February 09, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Joseph V. Parisi, 76, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, February 9, 2020 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

He was born September 7, 1943 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph Anthony Parisi and Jean H. (Skrajny) Capozza. After graduating from high school in 1961, he received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo. Joseph proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

A banker and bank examiner, Joseph was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware, the American Legion and a devoted volunteer with the Delaware County Veterans Service Office. In 2016, he received the Outstanding Veteran Award. He enjoyed reading, traveling, sports cars, airplanes, keeping up with history and current events, and celebrating at family and friends gatherings.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of almost 30 years, Donna (Etter); sons, Vincent (Nancy) Parisi and Michael (Tiffany) Parisi; daughters, Renee’ (Matt) Thomas and Nicole (Matt) Downing; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; brothers, Angelo Capozza III and Randy Capozza.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his granddaughter Megan Thomas, and step-father Angelo Capozza Jr.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Joseph’s life will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 am with Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonum officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association and members of the United States Army. The St. Mary Bereavement will then host a luncheon in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room.

Contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or to St. Mary School.

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

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  • Donna, sorry to hear of Joe’s passing he was such a wonderful man with abundant wisdom and a great employee in serving our Delaware County veterans. He will be forever missed by all of us here at Veterans Services. Our condolenses, Don and staff.

  • Donna,
    My heart breaks at the loss of my buddy. I will always cherish my time with him. I know he adored you so much. Brandy and I send our prayers for you and your family.
    With love and affection

  • Donna Brad an I are in shock over the passing of Joe
    You and He were great Neighbors and we have missed you , please accept our deepest condolences
    Colonel Brad S Goldman (USAF Ret) And Mrs Janie Goldman

  • Donna, the last time I saw Joe was at Brett’s wedding. You and he were ‘cutting the rug’ and having so much fun. My hope is that you will embrace the happy times you had together.

    Love and prayers,